Watch Hill Station Site

Westerly, RI

Also known as Watch Hill

The Watch Hill Station Site site was established in 1850? (1879?)


This is not an active site. It was active 1850? (1879?)-1947


This site was closed (in) 1947


This is the original site location


Designation number: 58

Station closed in 1947 and replaced by Station New London. No station buildings survive at this site.

Station Site Notes:

Note: Although a USLSS boathouse was built at Watch Hill in 1850?, it was closed before 1871 and the station was not listed in the USLSS Annual Reports as active until the construction of a new station house in 1879.1878 work to start spring 1879; 1879 occupied by crew; 1890 minor repairs and improvements; 1914 more or less damage to station by storm; 1915 masonry seawalls constructed (USLSS Annual Reports). First keeper appointed 11/9/1878; disappeared from list of stations in 1947 (USCG Historian's Website).

Buildings at this Station Site

There are no surviving station houses at this site.

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