Two River Station Site

Two Rivers, WI

Also known as Two Rivers

The Two River Station Site site was established in 1875


This is an active site from 1875-present


This is the original site location


Designation number: 297 (286)

Station still active. 1885 station house survives but was moved off site between 1946 and 1948 and is privately owned. 1908 station house survives but was moved off site and is a VFW Post. It remained on the station grounds for at least a few years after the current station house was built in 1941, possibly until 1944. 1941 station house survives but has been altered from its original appearance.

Station Site Notes:

1874 site secured, plans and specs being prepared; 1875 contract entered into, building rapidly progressing; 1876 established and put into operation; 1880 annex for boat wagons added (USLSS Annual Reports). The US Life Saving Service came to Two Rivers in 1880 (?); in 1904 the city desired to make certain harbor improvements which would necessitate the dredging away of practically all of the site occupied by the life?saving station. In 1908 a new station was built and the old one abandoned; in 1941 a new station was built. The old station building was moved downtown and served as a VFW hall. During the Second World War the Two Rivers facility served as a Basic Training Camp. In the 1960s a Marine and a Boating Safety Office were attached to the station. The station underwent a $250,000 renovation, which included the enlargement of the boathouse to store the 41? Utility Boat (USCG Historian's Website). In 1944 the US government decided to build a new Coast Guard station and donated the old building to the VFW (VFW's Website).

Buildings at this Station Site

The 1941 station house is surviving at this site

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