Squan Beach Station Site

Wall Township, NJ

Also known as Squan (Pre 1872-1872); Squan Beach (1873-1936)

The Squan Beach Station Site site was established in 1855


This is not an active site. It was active 1855-1936


This site was closed (in) 1936


This is the original site location


Designation number: 105

Station closed in 1936 and replaced by Station Manasquan. 1902 station house was kept for use as an electronics shop for Coast Guard Group Sandy Hook. In 1996 the Coast Guard abandoned the site and in 2000 it was sold to the Borough of Manasquan. 1902 station house survives at this site and is being restored as the Borough of Manasquan’s town hall

Station Site Notes:

1878 repaired; 1902 old station has become unsuitable for occupancy and is being replaced by new one; 1903 new station completed (USLSS Annual Reports). In 1936, the Coast Guard built a new station on the south side of Manasquan Inlet in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ which replaced the Manasquan [Squan Beach], Bay Head, Mantoloking, Chadwick Beach and Toms River Stations. The only one of those five stations that remained in service was at Manasquan [Squan Beach], where the old station served as an Electronics Shop for Coast Guard Group Sandy Hook. In 1938 the Work Relief and Public Works Appropriation Act provided funds for a combination boathouse and garage, workshop, and launchway to the Point Pleasant Beach station, and in 1976 an enlisted quarters (USCG Historian's Website).

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The 1902 station house is surviving at this site

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