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North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Replica Race Point Surfboat

 
 
Replica Race Point Surfboat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
1. Replica Race Point Surfboat Marker
Inscription.  The Race Point Surfboat was used by the United States Life-Saving Service as one of three methods of rescue. Each station was equipped with two surfboats. This 24'6" replica of a Race Point surfboat was constructed by the Norfolk School of Boatbuilding in 1991 through a grant from the Commonwealth of Virginia.
 
Erected by Virginia Beach Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkMilitaryWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 36° 51.135′ N, 75° 58.529′ W. Marker is in North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is on Virginia Beach Boardwalk just south of 24th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2401 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach VA 23451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Coast Guard Virginia Lifeboat Stations (here, next to this marker); The United States Life-Saving Service Stations & Crews (a few steps from this marker); The Life-Saving Station (a few steps from this marker); The War of 1812 / President – Little Belt Affair
The Replica Race Point Surfboat image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
2. The Replica Race Point Surfboat
(a few steps from this marker); Outer planking from a vessel (a few steps from this marker); U-boats Off the Mid-Atlantic Coast (a few steps from this marker); Old Coast Guard Station (a few steps from this marker); 24th Street Park (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Virginia Beach.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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