Louisville Station Site

Louisville, KY

Also known as Louisville

The Louisville Station Site site was established in 1936 (at this site 1881, at original site)


This is not an active site. It was active 1936-1972


This site was closed (in) 1972


This site was moved in NA. Active from 1881 to 1972 at original site. (See Station ID # 323.1)


Designation number: 242

Station closed in 1972 at this site. 1928 floating station house was moved from the original site to a new site in 1936. After the station closed it was transferred to the City of Louisville, named Mayor Andrew Broaddus and converted to offices and wharfboat for Louisville?s other historic vessel, Belle of Louisville.

Station Site Notes:

1881 established and put into operation; 1903 new station completed (USLSS Annual Reports). The station was located just above the falls of the Ohio River and was the only permanently located floating lifeboat station in the world. It was put into operation on 3 November 1881 and remained in use until November 1902, when it was replaced by another station which served until 1928. Then a steel hull station was placed into commission on April 20, 1929; Louisville Lifeboat Station operated until 1972 (USCG Historian's Website).

Buildings at this Station Site

The 1928 floating station is surviving at this site

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