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-Saving & Coast Guard Station from 1902 to 1944.
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This page is dedicated to the historic renovation of 1902 Amagansett Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station and its future commissioning as a museum.

Happy Spring 🌸 to all! Gearing up and getting ready to open our doors on May 11th! Seasonal hours: every Saturday and...
03/25/2019

Happy Spring 🌸 to all! Gearing up and getting ready to open our doors on May 11th! Seasonal hours: every Saturday and Sunday, 12-2pm, May 11-Oct. 27. Visit our website for details on our event calendar for the year!

ALSS Trustee Town Board Presentation: 2018 Milestones #amagansettstation #community #preservinghistory
03/05/2019

ALSS Trustee Town Board Presentation: 2018 Milestones #amagansettstation #community #preservinghistory

U.S. Coast Guard employees are continuing to work without pay through the government shutdown.  Join Amagansett U.S. Lif...
01/22/2019

U.S. Coast Guard employees are continuing to work without pay through the government shutdown. Join Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station by making a donation to our shipmates.

A donation to the Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA) can be made in any amount and will directly support a Coast Guard Station unit. If you would like to make a donation, make checks payable to "Long Island CPOA." All donations will benefit Coast Guard units on the East End, including Station Montauk, Cutter Bonito, and Station Shinnecock. If you would like your donation to go to a specific station (though all donations do benefit all coast guard members on the East End), include it in the memo.

Checks can be addressed to:
Long Island CPOA
c/o Eric Best
USCG Station Montauk
69 Star Island Road
Montauk, NY 11954

From everyone at the Amagansett Station, we hope you all had a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving 🍁. We hope to see you...
11/26/2018

From everyone at the Amagansett Station, we hope you all had a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving 🍁. We hope to see you this Sunday, 12/2 at our annual Holiday Bazaar from 12-4pm! | Photo by the talented Charlie Goldsmith

SAVE THE DATE. Our second annual Holiday Bazaar will take place on Sunday, Dec. 2nd from 12pm-4pm. Come do your holiday ...
11/07/2018

SAVE THE DATE. Our second annual Holiday Bazaar will take place on Sunday, Dec. 2nd from 12pm-4pm. Come do your holiday shopping and help support the Amagansett Station! Refreshments will be served.
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#amagansettlss #holidays

Happy Halloween 🎃 from the @amagansettlss !
10/31/2018

Happy Halloween 🎃 from the @amagansettlss !

Global Ocean Exploration Inc.
10/22/2018

Global Ocean Exploration Inc.

A huge thank you to the Amagansett Life Saving Station @amagansettlss for hosting my photography exhibition, Science at Sea, for the past few months! We took the show down yesterday and I’m looking forward to announcing its next destination soon. Thank you to all who came to see the show!

80 years ago yesterday a storm ravaged our shores. Fascinating night at @amagansettlss where Genie Henderson read from h...
09/22/2018

80 years ago yesterday a storm ravaged our shores. Fascinating night at @amagansettlss where Genie Henderson read from her book, A Day Like Any Other, a fictional retelling of the events of the Hurricane of 1938, aka The Long Island Express, and showed us archival footage and interviews about the events of 9/21/1938.

Please join us Friday, Sept. 21st, 5-7pm on the 80th anniversary of the Great Hurricane of 1938 at the launch of Genie H...
09/20/2018

Please join us Friday, Sept. 21st, 5-7pm on the 80th anniversary of the Great Hurricane of 1938 at the launch of Genie Henderson’s new novel, “A Day Like Any Other” (Pushcart Press). A fictional retelling of a very real storm and how it affected the South Fork, it’s set in East Hampton.
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An opportunity to view archival footage from the extraordinary events, plus a reading from the novel with the author. Copies will be available for purchase.
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The event is free and open to the public.

Win This Framed Print.|Enter into a raffle for the chance to win this framed print by Gaelin Rosenwaks, Global Ocean Exp...
09/07/2018

Win This Framed Print.
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Enter into a raffle for the chance to win this framed print by Gaelin Rosenwaks, Global Ocean Exploration Inc. from the “Science at Sea” exhibition, currently on view at the Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station.
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Entry forms available for $10 purchase at the Amagansett Station gift shop. No limit on entries per person. A winner will be announced at the close of the exhibition on Oct. 21st.
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Raffle proceeds go to support the ongoing preservation of the Amagansett Station, its exhibitions, collections, and educational mission for future generations.

Thank you U.S. Coast Guard Station Montauk, New York for helping to share this great part of our local maritime history!
08/30/2018

Thank you U.S. Coast Guard Station Montauk, New York for helping to share this great part of our local maritime history!

This week’s “Where We Were Wednesday” not only provides some local history but a little Coast Guard history as well!

Built in 1902, the Amagansett Life-Saving Station was just one of 30 Stations on Long Island’s southern shore. These Life-Saving Stations were charged with standing watch each day and night for distressed ships. They would do this by manning a lookout tower and patrolling the beaches. If discovered, the Station would launch their surfboats and/or fire a line to the ship so that sailors could be saved with a breeches buoy. The Amagansett Life-Saving Station served in this capacity from 1902-1937. One of the most notable associations with the Station comes during the Second World War. A Coastguardsman by the name of John Cullen discovered four Nazi agents. Later that morning, Chief Boatswain Barnes and the men under his command discovered and brought in four boxes of explosives that were found in the sand. This event led to the eventual establishment of the Coast Guard Beach Patrol. The Coast Guard Beach Patrol continued to expand to include 24,000 men and played a critical role in the coastal defense of Long Island. Today the Life-Saving Station is a museum that protects and preserves the history and memory of all who served there.

For a more detailed and complete history, we would encourage everyone to visit the Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station.

All pictures and historical information is courtesy of the Amagansette U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station.

Thank you The Independent Newspaper for helping us share Gaelin Rosenwaks' "Science at Sea" exhibit, currently on view a...
08/29/2018
Gaelin Rosenwaks - The Independent

Thank you The Independent Newspaper for helping us share Gaelin Rosenwaks' "Science at Sea" exhibit, currently on view at the Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station! https://indyeastend.com/arts/indy-snaps/gaelin-rosenwaks/

Gaelin Rosenwaks is a marine scientist, explorer, photographer, and filmmaker. The Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station in Amagansett hosted an opening for Rosenwak’s touring photography exhibition, “Science at Sea” on Saturday, August 25. The show runs through October 21.

Doors open today at 12 noon! Come learn about the historic Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station and see our cu...
08/25/2018

Doors open today at 12 noon! Come learn about the historic Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station and see our current exhibit, “Science at Sea,” featuring the work of marine scientist, explorer, and photographer, Gaelin Rosenwaks, Global Ocean Exploration Inc.!

In truly amazing news... Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station has been listed on the National Register if H...
08/23/2018

In truly amazing news... Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station has been listed on the National Register if Historic Places. Thank you all for your support and thank you The East Hampton Star helping to share this exciting update.

The East Hampton Star
08/14/2018
The East Hampton Star

The East Hampton Star

THINK HURRICANES ARE NO BIGGIE? You have NO IDEA how bad the 1938 storm really was. On its 80th anniversary, we put eyewitnesses' haunting accounts of death and destruction together with rare photos from The East Hampton Star archives.

Today is Coast Guard Day, held every August 4 to commemorate the founding of the United States Coast Guard as the Revenu...
08/04/2018

Today is Coast Guard Day, held every August 4 to commemorate the founding of the United States Coast Guard as the Revenue Marine on August 4, 1790, by then-Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
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Here pictured: the Mecox CG Station, part of the string of life-saving and coast guard stations along the coast of Long Island.

Happy Independence Day to all! 🇺🇸✨🎉
07/04/2018

Happy Independence Day to all! 🇺🇸✨🎉

We are thrilled and proud to announce that the Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station was named this week to the...
06/28/2018
The East Hampton Star

We are thrilled and proud to announce that the Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station was named this week to the New York State Register of Historic Places and nominated to the National Register of Historic Places. Thank you to everyone whose hard work made this possible and to the The East Hampton Star for this lovely recognition!

A nod for the Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station.

Please join us for a special concert and reception to benefit the Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station next...
06/21/2018
Benefit Concert | Amagansett Life-Saving Station

Please join us for a special concert and reception to benefit the Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station next Friday, June 29th at 7:00pm, featuring the music of Claudio Monteverdi & Béla Bartók.

Tickets at the door. First come first serve.
Suggested donation: $25. All contributions will be gratefully accepted and are fully tax-deductible.
https://www.amagansettlss.org/benefit-concert/

Location: Amagansett Life-Saving Station, 160 Atlantic Avenue, Amagansett, NY

Beautiful day at the Amagansett Life-Saving Station. #lss1902
06/19/2018

Beautiful day at the Amagansett Life-Saving Station. #lss1902

Great night at the Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station screening Eileen Torpey's "Ocean Keeper" and the LT...
06/16/2018

Great night at the Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station screening Eileen Torpey's "Ocean Keeper" and the LTV-produced re-enactment of the 1942 interception of German Saboteurs on Amagansett beaches. Thank you, everyone, for coming out!

On this day in history.... Coastguardsman John Cullen had just begun beach patrol from the Amagansett Station early in t...
06/13/2018

On this day in history.... Coastguardsman John Cullen had just begun beach patrol from the Amagansett Station early in the morning, just after midnight, on 6/13/1942, when he encountered 4 Nazi German agents who had landed from a U-boat. They tried to bribe him, but he was able to get back to the Station. After he reported the incident, Chief Boatswain’s Mate Warren Barnes found boxes of explosives buried in the sand. Ultimately, the saboteurs were caught and tried.

Pictured here: Seamen John C. Cullen receiving the Legion of Merit from Rear Admiral Stanley V. Parker. Courtesy of the U.S.C.G. Historian’s Office.

Our deepest condolences to the Krupinski and Bistrian families. Ben and Bonnie Krupinski and grandson Will were instrume...
06/03/2018

Our deepest condolences to the Krupinski and Bistrian families. Ben and Bonnie Krupinski and grandson Will were instrumental in preserving the Amagansett Life-Saving Station. Mr. and Mrs. Krupinski brought their special abilities to support our project, like the generous support they gave to so many others on the East End. Our hearts and thoughts go out their family, and they will be missed.

Today, we welcomed a group of second graders to learn about #amagansettlss and share a few ocean rescue stories!
06/01/2018

Today, we welcomed a group of second graders to learn about #amagansettlss and share a few ocean rescue stories!

WE ARE OPEN Saturdays & Sundays from 12 noon til 2:00 p.m..Our doors open for docent tours Saturdays and Sundays at noon...
05/23/2018

WE ARE OPEN Saturdays & Sundays from 12 noon til 2:00 p.m.
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Our doors open for docent tours Saturdays and Sundays at noon! Come for a peak, for maritime stories of the East End, or to dive in with our amazing docents into the history of the life-saving and coastguard station.

A network of thirty life-saving stations actively patrolled and monitored the waters of the South Shore. Pictured here, ...
05/23/2018

A network of thirty life-saving stations actively patrolled and monitored the waters of the South Shore. Pictured here, the Keeper and Surfmen of the Georgica U.S. Life-Saving Station.

A cook poses briefly for a photograph in the late 1930s at the Amagansett Coast Guard Station. (Featured in Carleton Kel...
04/25/2018

A cook poses briefly for a photograph in the late 1930s at the Amagansett Coast Guard Station. (Featured in Carleton Kelsey’s and Lucinda Mayo’s book, Amagansett)

Postcard view of the Amagansett crew standing by the beach apparatus cart. Keeper Jesse B. Edwards and surfman No. 1 Sam...
03/22/2018

Postcard view of the Amagansett crew standing by the beach apparatus cart. Keeper Jesse B. Edwards and surfman No. 1 Samuel B. Loper are second and third from the left.
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Courtesy of the Amagansett Historical Association: Kelsey Archive.

This photograph was taken shortly after the Life-Saving Station was built. The surfboat on its wagon is visible in the e...
03/19/2018

This photograph was taken shortly after the Life-Saving Station was built. The surfboat on its wagon is visible in the east boat-room doorway.

Looking down to the beach from Bluff Road after the 1938 hurricane—quite possibly the worst in our recorded history. S...
03/13/2018

Looking down to the beach from Bluff Road after the 1938 hurricane—quite possibly the worst in our recorded history. Stay warm during today’s Nor’easter.

March 8 is International Women’s Day. In 1918, twin sisters Genevieve and Lucille Baker of the Naval Coastal Defense R...
03/08/2018

March 8 is International Women’s Day. In 1918, twin sisters Genevieve and Lucille Baker of the Naval Coastal Defense Reserve became the first uniformed women to serve in the Coast Guard. #womenshistorymonth #100years #internationalwomensday

The Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station was constructed in 1902 and designed by architect George Russell T...
02/24/2018

The Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station was constructed in 1902 and designed by architect George Russell Tolman in a “Quonochontaug” style—named for his prototype built in 1892 in Rhode Island. 21 if this type, from Massachusetts to Florida, were constructed through 1908. #lss1902

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02/22/2018

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“You have to go out but you don’t have to come back.” • This was the motto of the United States Life-Saving Serv...
02/20/2018

“You have to go out but you don’t have to come back.” • This was the motto of the United States Life-Saving Service, a forerunner of today’s United States Coast Guard. #lss1902 #amagansettlss

Captain Samuel Loper and his fellow lifesavers crew in action in Amagansett c. 1902-1915. A little bit of history for yo...
02/15/2018

Captain Samuel Loper and his fellow lifesavers crew in action in Amagansett c. 1902-1915. A little bit of history for you this #throwbackthursday. #lss1902 #amagansettlss

Mark your calendars for the ALSS Holiday Bazaar!
10/31/2017

Mark your calendars for the ALSS Holiday Bazaar!

Today is the day....The Grand Opening Celebration kicks off at 3pm! Join us as we make history!
05/20/2017

Today is the day....The Grand Opening Celebration kicks off at 3pm! Join us as we make history!

It is with great excitement that we are less than a month away from our GRAND OPENING! Please join us to celebrate the m...
04/27/2017

It is with great excitement that we are less than a month away from our GRAND OPENING! Please join us to celebrate the milestone!

It's not too late to support the Amagansett LIfe-Saving & Coast Guard Station in 2016. With your assistance, 2017 will b...
12/30/2016

It's not too late to support the Amagansett LIfe-Saving & Coast Guard Station in 2016. With your assistance, 2017 will be the year that the restoration is complete and we commission the building and open to the public. Any donation amount funds this endeavor! Thank You!

ALSS Trustee Sunrise Clam Outing- getting ready for our big Party Saturday night! #singforyoursupper #easthamptonsfinest...
07/21/2016

ALSS Trustee Sunrise Clam Outing- getting ready for our big Party Saturday night! #singforyoursupper #easthamptonsfinest #harvestthebounty #celebrate #amagansettlifesaving

Do not miss your opportunity to get tickets to the ALSS Lobsterbake this Saturday night! Tickets available at our websit...
07/19/2016
Events - amagansett uslss

Do not miss your opportunity to get tickets to the ALSS Lobsterbake this Saturday night! Tickets available at our website, from a ALSS Trustee or at Amagansett Wines & Spirits http://www.amagansettlss.org/events/4572021449

(Official Site) Amagansett US Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station Society is dedicated to the restoration of this maritime marvel to its full 1902 glory.

ALSS Renovations & Celebrations
07/07/2016

ALSS Renovations & Celebrations

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07/07/2016

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160 Atlantic Avenue
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Sunday 12:00 - 14:00

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