Newburyport Station Site

Newbury, MA

Also known as Plum Island (1874-1902); Newburyport (1903-1917); Merrimac River (1923-1973)

The Newburyport Station Site site was established in 1874


This is not an active site. It was active 1874-1973


This site was closed (in) 1973


This is the original site location


Designation number: 20

Station closed in 1973 and replaced by Station Merrimac River at a new location. 1874 station house survives at a new site and is privately owned. 1890 station house was intentionally burned down in ca. 1929 in a fire training exercise. 1929 station house was torn down in the 1960s.

Station Site Notes:

1873 contracts for construction made; 1874 erected; 1890 rebuilt; 1891 completed and put into operation (USLSS Annual Reports). First keeper appointed 10/29/1879?; station listed as an active station in 1945; Turned over to the Fish and Wildlife Service in 1946; abandoned in 1952 (USCG Historian's Website). 1881 moved to its present site (Vincent L. Wood).

Buildings at this Station Site

The 1874 station house is surviving at this site

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