Plum Island Station Site

Ipswich, MA

Also known as Knobbs Beach (1891-1902); Plum Island (1903-1946)

The Plum Island Station Site site was established in 1881


This is not an active site. It was active 1881-1946


This site was closed (in) 1946


This is the original site location


Designation number: 21

Station closed in 1946. Transferred to the Fish and Wildlife Service in 1949 as part of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Station buildings torn down by Fish and Wildlife Service in 1987.

Station Site Notes:

1890 under contract or construction; 1891 completed and put into operation; 1916 contract awarded for new buildings or extensive repairs (USLSS Annual Reports). Abandoned in 1952 (USCG Historian's Website). Station leased to Camp Sea Haven, a facility for children with infantile paralysis (polio), camp closed in 1987 and buildings removed (Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Website).

Buildings at this Station Site

There are no surviving station houses at this site.

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