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Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Lifeboat Station

 
 
The Lifeboat Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 3, 2015
1. The Lifeboat Station Marker
Inscription.  The Buffalo Life-saving Station and the headquarters of the U.S. Revenue Marine Bureau's ninth life saving district were established in 1876, beginning operations at the north pier the following spring.

The U.S. Life Saving Service became a separate organization in 1878, and the following year Lifeboat Station No. 5 was relocated to lighthouse land at the foot of the south pier. In 1900, the boathouse was rebuilt and moved to this site.

The Lafe Saving Service merged with the Revenue Cutter Service in 1915 to form the United States Coast Guard.
 
Erected by Buffalo Lighthouse Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work.
 
Location. 42° 52.659′ N, 78° 53.189′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker can be reached from Fuhrmann Boulevard 1.3 miles north of The Skyway (New York State Route 5). Marker is along the Coast Guard gated walkway, open 10A to sunset. The walkway begins at the north end of Fuhrmann Boulevard. Touch for map
Towards Walkway Access image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 3, 2015
2. Towards Walkway Access
The walkway follows the Buffalo River, then angles right to the gate at the north end of Fuhrmann Boulevard. The Coast Guard Base is fenced to the right.
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Fuhrman Boulevard, Buffalo NY 14203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Coast Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lighthouse Service (within shouting distance of this marker); The South Pier (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Penobscot-Morania Collision (about 400 feet away); International Shipmasters' Association (about 500 feet away); Lighthouse Point Park (about 700 feet away); The 1833 Buffalo Lighthouse (about 700 feet away); Buffalo Harbor (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
Towards Buffalo Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 3, 2015
3. Towards Buffalo Lighthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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