Tawas Station Site

East Tawas (Baldwin Township), MI

Also known as Ottawa Point (Tawas) (1875-1902); Tawas (1903-1939); East Tawas (1940-1980); Tawas (1981-present)

The Tawas Station Site site was established in 2003 (at this site, 1876 at original site)


This site was moved in NA. Active at original site from 1876 to 2003? (See Station ID # 333.1)


This is an active site from 2003-present


Designation number: NA

Station still active at this site. 2003 station house survives.

Station Site Notes:

1874 site secured, plans and specs being prepared; 1875 contract entered into, building rapidly progressing; 1876 completed and occupied by crews (USLSS Annual Reports). Original Lifeboat station was created in 1876, known as "Ottawa Point". The station is the oldest in the District, and [one of] the only surviving example of the first series of life saving stations on the Great Lakes. The name was changed on July 1, 1902. The station was also nicknamed Near Light Lake Huron (Station Website).

Buildings at this Station Site

The 2003 station house is surviving at this site

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