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Glen Arbor in Leelanau County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Sleeping Bear Point Life Saving Station.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

 
 
Sleeping Bear Point Life Saving Station. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 27, 1995
1. Sleeping Bear Point Life Saving Station. Marker
Inscription. More then fifty ships have wrecked along this stretch of Lake Michigan. These buildings housed the men of the United States Life Saving Service who guarded this hazardous shore. Equipped with line throwing cannons and rowing life boats, they stood ready to help ships in distress. Still, the most important life saving tool was the skill, courage and dedication of the men and women who live here.

Built in 1901 along the dunes of Sleeping Bear Point, the station was nearly buried by the moving sand. Horses pulled the building to this site in 1930. The Life Saving Service became a part of the U.S. Coast Guard. The station served until the early 1940ís.
 
Erected by National Park Service US Department of Interior.
 
Location. 44° 54.45′ N, 86° 2.058′ W. Marker is in Glen Arbor, Michigan, in Leelanau County. Marker is on Sleeping Bear Drive. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8799 Sleeping Bear Drive, Glen Arbor MI 49636, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Moving Dune (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sand and Ice

Sleeping Bear Point Life Saving Station. image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 27, 1995
2. Sleeping Bear Point Life Saving Station.
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Pierce Stocking (approx. 2.4 miles away); Empire Methodist Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); North Unity (approx. 8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Sleeping Bear Point Life Saving Station. (Submitted on December 27, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.)
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWaterways & Vessels
 
Sleeping Bear Dunes-from a parking lot image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 27, 1995
3. Sleeping Bear Dunes-from a parking lot
Sleeping Bear Dunes on Lake Michigan image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 27, 1995
4. Sleeping Bear Dunes on Lake Michigan
Sleeping Bear Dunes on Lake Michigan image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 27, 1995
5. Sleeping Bear Dunes on Lake Michigan
Sign at the entrance to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 27, 1995
6. Sign at the entrance to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 26, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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