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Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station

Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station A museum dedicated to the historic preservation and honor of all who served the Amagansett U.S. Life coastline.

The mission of the Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station is to preserve and tell the story of the Amagansett Station, its surfmen, and America’s fast-vanishing Life-Saving and early Coast Guard stations and watercraft. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our museum is dedicated to:
• Providing access, understanding, and enjoyment of this important piece of local and nation

al maritime heritage and its ongoing preservation;
• Providing education and public programming to engage future generations in its history, commemorate historical events, and celebrate Amagansett’s role in maritime history;
• Presenting special exhibitions and producing events historical or nautical in nature which have featured authors, film screenings, re-enactments, and photography as well as conservation efforts such as organized beach cleanups and being a research site for local institutions of higher education;
• Maintaining a thoughtful collection of artifacts to preserve and celebrate the history of lifesaving on the U.S.

Operating as usual

Join us alongside the East Hampton Historical Society at Mulford Farm (10 James Lane, East Hampton) on Saturday, Oct. 1 ...
09/25/2022

Join us alongside the East Hampton Historical Society at Mulford Farm (10 James Lane, East Hampton) on Saturday, Oct. 1 for a fun and educational event featuring reenactments, history demonstrations, exhibits, and crafts! Takes places from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

There is still time to catch NOW HERE at the Amagansett Station, on view through Sept. 30. Inspired by the navigational ...
09/19/2022

There is still time to catch NOW HERE at the Amagansett Station, on view through Sept. 30. Inspired by the navigational and lifesaving apparatuses used by the L.S.S. and in collaboration with Guild Hall, come see a special custom work by Alice Hope, Toni Ross, and Bastienne Schmidt, and curated by Christina Strassfield.

Photo: Faxing box, part of the collection at the Amagansett U.S. Lifesaving Station, 2022. By Joe Brondo for Guild Hall

You can have your lobster and support the Amagansett Station too! Our annual fundraiser to support the Amagansett Statio...
08/05/2022

You can have your lobster and support the Amagansett Station too! Our annual fundraiser to support the Amagansett Station can also be enjoyed at home. A to-go ticket benefits the Station and earns you a delicious, classic lobster dinner from Bostwick’s Catering Co. to go. Please note the Terms and Conditions. Details and tickets are available for purchase on our website and at Amagansett Wine & Spirits. Tickets are redeemable now thru Sept. 29, 2022, only on Mondays-Thursdays from 12-7 p.m. at Bostwick’s Catering.

https://www.amagansettlss.org/product/lobster-bake-dinner-to-go/

Marine Explorers spend time studying and learning about local maritime heritage at the Station!
07/25/2022

Marine Explorers spend time studying and learning about local maritime heritage at the Station!

Join us for an opening reception of "Now Here" on Sunday, July 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Amagansett Station.In collabo...
07/15/2022

Join us for an opening reception of "Now Here" on Sunday, July 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Amagansett Station.

In collaboration with Guild Hall, a special custom work by Alice Hope, Toni Ross, and Bastienne Schmidt, and curated by Christina Strassfield, comes to the Amagansett Station. Inspired by the navigational and lifesaving apparatuses used by the L.S.S., this exhibit by the No W here Collective entitled, "Now Here," will be on view at the Amagansett Station from July 16 through Sept. 30. An exciting line-up of workshops and events with the artist to take place through the rest of the summer. Visit our website to learn more.

Pictured: No W here Collective: Toni Ross, Bastienne Schmidt, and Alice Hope, standing in front of the Amagansett U.S. Life Saving Station, 2022. Photo by Joe Brondo for Guild Hall; courtesy of Guild Hall.

Did you miss our annual lobster bake? Looking for seconds? A to go ticket benefits the Station and earns you a delicious...
07/15/2022

Did you miss our annual lobster bake? Looking for seconds? A to go ticket benefits the Station and earns you a delicious, classic lobster dinner to go from Bostwick's Catering Co. now through Sept. 29. Tickets are $100, and 50% is tax-deductible. For details (please note Terms and Conditions) and to buy tickets, visit our website. https://www.amagansettlss.org/product/lobster-bake-dinner-to-go/

Pictured: Joseph Strassfield at the 2022 Amagansett Station Lobster Bake; photo by Laura Piazza.

Thank you all for supporting the Amagansett U.S. Llife-Saving & Coast Guard Station last weekend. It was a true joy to c...
07/15/2022

Thank you all for supporting the Amagansett U.S. Llife-Saving & Coast Guard Station last weekend. It was a true joy to celebrate our local piece of maritime history all together.

Photo by Durell Godfrey for The East Hampton Star.

We are thrilled to announce our summer collaboration with Guild Hall (Guild Hall of East Hampton ) for a special custom ...
06/16/2022
Guild Hall presents NOW HERE at the Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving Station - Guild Hall

We are thrilled to announce our summer collaboration with Guild Hall (Guild Hall of East Hampton ) for a special custom work by Alice Hope, Toni Ross, and Bastienne Schmidt and curated by Christina Strassfield inspired by the navigational and lifesaving apparatuses used by the L.S.S. The opening reception for this exhibit by the No W here Collective entitled, "Now Here," will take place on July 17 and it will be on view at the Amagansett Station from July 16 through Sept. 30.

https://www.guildhall.org/events/guild-hall-presents-now-here-at-amagansett-lifesaving-station/

Guild Hall presents NOW HERE at the Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving Station July 16th thru September 30th, 2022 Opening Reception: Sunday, July 17, 4-6PM Hours: Interior: Friday – Sunday, 12-5PM, by appointment Exterior: Any time Note: Face masks are required indoors for visitors over the age of 2. Am...

Join us at our sixth in-person annual fund-raiser to benefit the historical Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard St...
06/07/2022

Join us at our sixth in-person annual fund-raiser to benefit the historical Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station for a classic lobster bake and live music. When: Saturday, July 9 from 6-8:30 p.m. Where: Amagansett Station, 160 Atlantic Avenue, Amagansett. A great night for all ages. Get your tickets! https://www.amagansettlss.org/product/lobster-bake-2/

Please join us at the Amagansett Station for a concert by Libero Canto to benefit the Ukrainian Classical Musicians Supp...
06/03/2022

Please join us at the Amagansett Station for a concert by Libero Canto to benefit the Ukrainian Classical Musicians Support Fund on Saturday, June 18 at 5 p.m. Kyiv Contemporary Music Days created this fund to support the Ukrainian classical music community. Reservations for this event are required; space is limited. Suggested donation: $25. Please email [email protected] to reserve your space.

A traveling exhibition, "Sufficient for Life-Saving," curated by the U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association, open...
06/03/2022

A traveling exhibition, "Sufficient for Life-Saving," curated by the U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association, opens this weekend at the Amagansett Station. "Sufficient for Life-Saving" explores the inventions and technology in early lifesaving techniques.

Visit the exhibition with our docents during our open hours, every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Image courtesy National Archives and Records Administration.

Mementos from a John Marshall Elementary School field trip. The Station is always open for visits by school and other gr...
06/03/2022

Mementos from a John Marshall Elementary School field trip. The Station is always open for visits by school and other groups. Come learn and explore with us!

Join us at the Amagansett Station on Saturday, June 11 at 5 p.m. for a special event to mark the 80th anniversary of the...
05/31/2022

Join us at the Amagansett Station on Saturday, June 11 at 5 p.m. for a special event to mark the 80th anniversary of the interception of the saboteurs.

To commemorate this event, the Amagansett Station will present a reading of firsthand accounts of Coast Guard personnel on duty when the saboteurs came ashore, including dialogue from the encounter on the beach between saboteur George Dasch and Seaman John Cullen. The reading will take the form of a 1940s-style radio broadcast titled "Cavalcade of America," produced and directed by Hugh King, who will preside, together with Elena Prohaska Glinn, Ted Hults, Sonny Sireci, David Cataletto, and Isabel Carmichael.

This event is free and open to the public; space, however, is limited and seating is first come first served. Wearing a mask inside is required. Doors open, at 160 Atlantic Avenue, at 4:45 p.m.

Please join us on May 14 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. for International Water Safety Day! Join us alongside several organizatio...
05/05/2022

Please join us on May 14 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. for International Water Safety Day! Join us alongside several organizations for an introduction and promotion of water safety at our local pools, bays, and ocean. Together, let’s waterproof our community!

We're excitedly gearing up for a robust 2022 season and look forward to celebrating the Amagansett Station and maritime ...
04/29/2022

We're excitedly gearing up for a robust 2022 season and look forward to celebrating the Amagansett Station and maritime history! Sign up for our newsletter for details on upcoming events and education programs. In the meantime, save these dates!

• May 7 | Opening day and a 5 PM special presentation on sea stories from the Life-Saving Service with Capt. George Grimes. 6 PM - Reception to follow. Advanced registration required, sign up on our website
• May 14 | 10 AM - 1 PM - International Water Safety Day at the Amagansett Station
• June 1 | "Sufficient for Life-Saving," a traveling exhibition from the U.S.L.S.S. Heritage Association visits the Amagansett Station from June 1 until Sept. 1
• June 11 | Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the interception of the saboteurs
• June 18 | Libero Canto recital
• July 9 | We're thrilled to announce the return of the in-person annual lobster bake!

On May 7, Capt. George Grimes joins us for a special presentation on the history of the U.S. Life-Saving Service as well...
04/13/2022

On May 7, Capt. George Grimes joins us for a special presentation on the history of the U.S. Life-Saving Service as well as some sea stories. Captain Grimes has a rich maritime background, having served as an officer sailing on myriad freighters, tankers, and vessels across the world's oceans. He hails from Rockport, Mass., where he is an active volunteer in the preservation of the history of the Life-Saving Service. He is a volunteer lighthouse keeper at Straightsmouth and Thacher Islands, and this summer will captain a 30-foot Chebacco schooner with the Essex Shipbuilding Museum. Captain Grimes has been a member of the U.S.L.S.S. Heritage Association since 1996. The lecture will take place at 5 p.m., with reception to follow from 6-7 p.m. Advance event registration required. https://www.amagansettlss.org/product/sea-stories-from-the-life-saving-service-with-the-author-captain-george-grimes/

Join educator and Amagansett Station trustee, David Cataletto this Friday for a 45-minute presentation on early schools ...
03/24/2022

Join educator and Amagansett Station trustee, David Cataletto this Friday for a 45-minute presentation on early schools and education in East Hampton (from 1650 through the 1930s), with a focus on Clinton Academy. This event takes place Friday, March 25 at 7 p.m. at the East Hampton Library.

Spring is in the air here on the East End. We're excitedly gearing up for a robust 2022 season and look forward to celeb...
03/16/2022

Spring is in the air here on the East End. We're excitedly gearing up for a robust 2022 season and look forward to celebrating the Amagansett Station and maritime history! Sign up for our newsletter for details on upcoming events and education programs. In the meantime, save these dates!

• May 7 | Opening day and a special presentation on sea stories from the Life-Saving Service with Capt. George Grimes. Reception to follow.
• June 1 | "Sufficient for Life-Saving," a traveling exhibition from the U.S.L.S.S. Heritage Association visits the Amagansett Station from June 1 until Sept. 1.
• June 14 | Commemorating the interception of the saboteurs.
• June 18 | Libero Canto recital.
• July 16 | We're thrilled to announce the return of the in-person annual lobster bake! We'll also continue with a lobster bake to-go throughout the summer season.

Courtesy of the Southampton History Museum, watch historian Sandi Brewster-Walker's discussion of the all-Black crew who...
02/23/2022
Tiana Coastguard Men of Color 1942 - 1944

Courtesy of the Southampton History Museum, watch historian Sandi Brewster-Walker's discussion of the all-Black crew who lived and worked at East Quogue's Tiana Lookout Barracks during World War II. Originally built in 1871 as the Tiana Life-Saving Station, the building was used as a Coast Guard barracks from 1942-44. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egr5REukeo4

Please join historian Sandi Brewster-Walker for a lively discussion on the crew of color who lived and worked at East Quogue’s Tiana Lookout Barracks Station...

Bravery at its finest!
02/18/2022

Bravery at its finest!

In case you missed our newsletter, we're celebrating Black History Month and recognizing some of the incredible contribu...
02/18/2022

In case you missed our newsletter, we're celebrating Black History Month and recognizing some of the incredible contributions of Black lifesavers and Coast Guardsmen in both local and American history. On North Carolina's Outer Banks, Pea Island is home to the first all-Black crew of professional lifesavers (pictured here), who were stationed there in 1880. Its keeper was Captain Richard Etheridge, a former slave who became the first African-American to command a Life-Saving Station. Watch this ESPN documentary to learn more about these watermen who braved the hostile seas of the Jim Crow South and the Atlantic Ocean. https://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=32599157

We are excited to announce that a rare United States Life-Saving Service era artifact (a tally board) has been donated t...
01/26/2022

We are excited to announce that a rare United States Life-Saving Service era artifact (a tally board) has been donated to our museum collection by Mayda Idone in the name and memory of her late husband, Philip Idone.

What a magical maritime education day at the Station!
10/16/2021

What a magical maritime education day at the Station!

What a thrill to walk in today’s Centennial Parade and represent the historic Amagansett Life-Saving Station! Thank you ...
09/25/2021

What a thrill to walk in today’s Centennial Parade and represent the historic Amagansett Life-Saving Station! Thank you to all who made today possible and who came out to cheer!

From the USLSS to the USCG, Happy birthday USCG
08/04/2021

From the USLSS to the USCG, Happy birthday USCG

🎈🎉🎂 🎈🎉🎂

Every day since August 4, 1790 we have worked in three basic roles , , and .

For the past 231 years, we have been proud to serve in the interest of all people around the world. We strive to serve you with , and .

Today we welcomed Girl Scout Troop 367 and retired USCG Boatswain Mate First Class Patrick Royal to the Amagansett Stati...
06/05/2021

Today we welcomed Girl Scout Troop 367 and retired USCG Boatswain Mate First Class Patrick Royal to the Amagansett Station to learn about
Lifesaving & Coast Guard service.

Lobster Bake "To Go" tickets are now on sale and redeemable at Bostwick's Clambakes & Catering Co. now through Sept. 30!...
06/04/2021

Lobster Bake "To Go" tickets are now on sale and redeemable at Bostwick's Clambakes & Catering Co. now through Sept. 30! Like last year, your Lobster Bake ticket benefits the Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station and earns you a delicious, classic lobster dinner to go! Tickets can be bought online on our website or in person at Amagansett Wine and Spirits (203 Main St, Amagansett, NY 11930).

Buy tickets online: https://www.amagansettlss.org/event/7th-annual-lobster-bake-to-go/

We wish you and yours a delightful meal. We look forward to the time we can all gather together once again around the Amagansett Station. Until then, crack claws for a good cause! Special thank you to Bostwicks Chowder House!

Details, terms and conditions on our website. Note: You must present and give your ticket or printed email receipt to Bostwick’s to receive the meal.

05/20/2021

Peconic Land Trust Thank you so much for recommending the Amagansett Station in the Places To Visit section of your newsletter!! Our docents look forward to welcoming visitors every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Come visit us tomorrow (May 1) for our season opening! By following county, State, and C.D.C. guidelines last summer, we...
04/30/2021

Come visit us tomorrow (May 1) for our season opening! By following county, State, and C.D.C. guidelines last summer, we were able to welcome visitors safely and our docents look forward to welcoming and sharing our unique maritime history with residents and part-timers once again. Visit us on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting tomorrow through October.

The horizon is in view of this year of the pandemic. It's brought challenges and heartache for many, but it has also bro...
03/03/2021

The horizon is in view of this year of the pandemic. It's brought challenges and heartache for many, but it has also brought us together–or at least 6 feet apart–as a community. By following local, State, and C.D.C. guidelines, we were able to safely welcome visitors throughout the summer season to learn about our unique maritime history. Traditions carried forward, if in new ways, such as a take-home Lobster Bake fund-raising dinner and the saboteur interception re-enactments aired on LTV. We developed an Online Exhibits section for our website, hoping to feature a growing database of lessons and presentations.

We look forward to welcoming you all back to the Station in May 2021 for a season of new programs. Until then, we wish you all good health.

https://www.amagansettlss.org/online-exhibits/


Your favorite museum's gift shop is now online! Sip hot cocoa from an Amagansett Station mug. Sport a Station cap in nav...
12/19/2020

Your favorite museum's gift shop is now online! Sip hot cocoa from an Amagansett Station mug. Sport a Station cap in navy or tan. Finalize your holiday decor with a festive ornament emblazoned with the Station logo. Makes a great gift! All store proceeds go to support the museum’s ongoing preservation, exhibitions, collections, and educational mission for future generations. Visit our website and find “Shop” in the menu header.

No filter needed for this gorgeous capture of the Amagansett Station dressed up for the holidays. Thank you Jane Brimson...
12/19/2020

No filter needed for this gorgeous capture of the Amagansett Station dressed up for the holidays. Thank you Jane Brimson for this beautiful photo!

In case you missed it, in observation of the 2nd Annual Amagansett Maritime Heritage Day on Oct. 17, the Amagansett Stat...
11/21/2020
RESURGENCE

In case you missed it, in observation of the 2nd Annual Amagansett Maritime Heritage Day on Oct. 17, the Amagansett Station produced a short documentary with local filmmaker and director, Tim Regan, titled Resurgence! The film gives a bird's-eye view of the migration of marine mammals off the coast of Long Island, specifically East Hampton and Southampton, capturing the beauty and grace of some of the world's most elegant and synchronized ocean predators. Enjoy! https://vimeo.com/471396081

This is "RESURGENCE" by Website Beautiful on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

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160 Atlantic Avenue
Amagansett, NY
11930

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Saturday 11am - 3pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm

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(631) 527-7317

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A museum dedicated to the historic preservation and honor of all who served the Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station from 1902 to 1944. Restored to its original appearance and situated at the site it was first commissioned in 1902, the Station is a significant part of the Town of East Hampton’s maritime history.

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We are looking forward to seeing you this weekend at our 3rd Annual Amagansett Maritime Heritage Day! Visit the East Hampton Marine Museum, Amagansett Free Library Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station and the The East End Classic Boat Society and for FREE between 11-4 on October 16th to learn all about our town's rich maritime history!

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As we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and with a very heavy heart and sadness for our fallen military and wounded warriors in Afghanistan and their families back home, please participate in this fund raising drive to provide continued care and support to all those Americans both military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country....thank you Rick M. son of a wounded warrior and author of The Man With the Jagged Red Scar...BASED IN PART, ON THE AMAGANSETT INCIDENT OF 1942, WHEN THE RESIDENTS OF THE EAST END OF LONG ISLAND WERE FACED WITH A THREAT THAT PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT CALLED "THE PEARL HARBOR OF THE ATLANTIC" .......only on Apple Books...
The historic Amagansett Lifesaving and Coast Guard Station opens for the season this Saturday May 1. It's going to be a beautiful day to take a guided tour and hear some sea shanties! 160 Atlantic Ave, Amagansett. Masks required for tours. David Cataletto Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station
SALUTING ALL VETS and WOUNDED WARRIORS

IN HONOR OF VETERAN'S DAY...from THE MAN ON THE JAGGED RED SCAR.....BASED IN PART on the Amagansett Incident of July 1942...the only time in American history that an enemy force actually landed on American shores..
Chapter 22-The Round Up Amagansett July 1942
“Reign of Terror Hits Long Island”
At least 36 Dead in Village of Amagansett
U.S. NAVY Air sea rescue continues...
Bodies wash ashore along Main Beach East Hampton
Coast Guard on high alert for N**i U-Boats
FBI capture two N**i Saboteurs at Penn Station
Tale of Regatta Attack Gripping the Hamptons
President Roosevelt to Hold News Conference To Brief the
Nation...
And so, just as the citizens of Amagansett Long Island were securing their homes against an enemy threat for the night, they gathered around the radio on the evening of July 5, 1942 to listen to President Roosevelt in a radio address heard around the world aptly calling this incursion
“The Pearl Harbor of the Atlantic.”
Again, on July 6, the headline in the East Hampton Gazette was ablaze with the words:
N**I ATTACK
OVER 100 DEAD OR MISSING.
MANHUNT UNDERWAY

THE MAN WITH THE JAGGED RED SCAR currently FREE BOOK /Apple Books/goodreads/twitter/fb
Take a look at this work of bio-fiction which depicts how the peace and calm of the East End of Long Island is shattered when a small band of N**i saboteurs land on the shores of Amagansett during July of 1942 creating havoc in the villages and hamlets that stretch from Westhampton Beach to Montauk......Currently, a FREE book on Apple Books.
Celebrations were held at three maritime-themed locations in Amagansett — the East Hampton Historical Society’s Town Marine Museum on Bluff Road, the Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station on Atlantic Avenue, and the The East End Classic Boat Society — for what was officially designated Amagansett Maritime Heritage Day.
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