Inverness in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Lives of Sacriﬁce and Service are Honored Here
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While some may consider Point Reyes Beach to be beautiful and dramatic, the Life -Saving Service considered it to be hazardous and even deadly. This station was established to end the growing loss of ships and lives along this coast. Ironically, tragedy struck the very men who were commissioned to save others. In the first four years of the station's existence, four crew members died.
These seemingly ordinary men were the heroes of this coast. Like the men who served before and those after them, surfmen risked their lives to save mariners in distress. They were alway on duty, alway prepared and alway will to sacrifice.
Erected by National Park Service, Point Reyes National Seashore.
Location. 37° 59.744′ N, 122° 58.75′ W. Marker is in Inverness, California, in Marin County. Marker is on Chimney Rock Road near Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Inverness CA 94937, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Victims of the Coast (here, next to this marker); Sea Life in These Waters (within shouting distance of this marker); Whalewatching (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Drake (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Preserving Our Maritime Past (approx. 0.3 miles away); Point Reyes Conglomerate (approx. 2.2 miles away); Point Reyes Light Station (approx. 2.2 miles away); Common Murres (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Inverness.
More about this marker. This marker is near the Chimney Rock parking lot.
Categories. • Disasters • Heroes • Waterways & Vessels •
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.