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 Earth Day! We don't need April 22nd to remind us to take care of our planet. The next time you take a walk on the ...
04/23/2020

Happy Earth Day! We don't need April 22nd to remind us to take care of our planet. The next time you take a walk on the beach or around your neighborhood, you can help keep our environment clean. Just remember to please keep at a safe distance from others and wear a mask and gloves while hunting for trash. #EarthDay

Today the ALSS Board of Trustees hosted their first virtual board meeting. Without missing a beat in this time of adjust...
04/21/2020

Today the ALSS Board of Trustees hosted their first virtual board meeting. Without missing a beat in this time of adjustment, we are planning to roll out some amazing programming and events in the next few months regardless of the challenges presented. Amagansett history lives on. Stay tuned. #amagansettlss #celebratehistory #virtuallearning #localism #wegotthis

04/02/2020

Captain David Cataletto of the Amagansett Life-Saving Station Museum teaches us how to tie a square knot in front of the historic Beebe Boat. Visit the Online Exhibits section of our website for more how-to videos and activities! #nauticalknots #lss1902 #amagansett

At the Station today, we welcomed Girl Scout Brownie Troop 367 for an afternoon of maritime education and marine knots w...
02/28/2020

At the Station today, we welcomed Girl Scout Brownie Troop 367 for an afternoon of maritime education and marine knots with experts from the East End Classic Boat Society. Can you tie a bowline? #educationispower #embracehistory #amagansettlss @ Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station

U.S. Coast Guard
02/20/2020

U.S. Coast Guard

Don’t forget to tune in this afternoon for the State of the Coast Guard Address! You can watch it live right here or at www.uscg.mil/AlwaysReady #WhyIServeCG #CoastGuard2020

02/19/2020
Admiral Karl Schultz

Tune in to see the State of the Coast Guard tomorrow at 1300hrs.

Rest easy, America. We have the watch.

Here’s a sneak peek at State of the #CoastGuard2020 Address introduction video. The reasons we serve are as diverse as our Nation, but we are all bound by our Core Values and a common purpose of life, liberty, and justice.

You’ll see this and much more when you tune into the State of the Coast Guard Address on 20 February at 1300 Eastern on the U.S. Coast Guard page or www.uscg.mil/AlwaysReady. I want to hear why you serve using #WhyIServeCG. See you then!

🎥: PA1 Jetta Disco

U.S. Coast Guard
02/13/2020

U.S. Coast Guard

#SundayReading: #USCG will be commissioning a new FRC in honor of William Chadwick, recipient of the Congressional Gold Lifesaving Medal. This essay tells the story of Chadwick, including his life, his service in the United States Lifesaving Service and his famous rescue of the George Taulane, which pitted man against Mother Nature.

http://ow.ly/2oOp50yalYt

02/09/2020
U.S. Coast Guard

Modern day Motor Lifeboat training

#TravelTuesday:The U.S. Coast Guard National Motor Lifeboat School is taking over http://ow.ly/Rzmz50ydb6g this week. Clip in and enjoy the ride while they show you just how much work and dedication goes into providing Basic, Heavy Weather, and Surf operators courses to 100 students every year. If you are ready, clear all lines and let’s go.

Today is the big day! Join us from 12-4pm for our Holiday Market! Seasonal refreshments, festive music, and fabulous gif...
12/08/2019

Today is the big day! Join us from 12-4pm for our Holiday Market! Seasonal refreshments, festive music, and fabulous gifts and goodies by local makers. A portion of proceeds to benefit Amagansett’s historic life-saving Station. Hope to see you there: 160 Atlantic Avenue, Amagansett.

From everyone at the Amagansett Station, we hope you all had a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving 🍁. On this #GivingTuesda...
12/03/2019

From everyone at the Amagansett Station, we hope you all had a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving 🍁. On this #GivingTuesday we are thankful to this great community and its support of the Amagansett Station, an important piece of local history. We hope to see you this Sunday, 12/8 at our annual Holiday Bazaar from 12-4pm!

Image Caption: The caption for this photograph in Amagansett by Carleton Kelsey and Lucinda Mayo Arcadia Publishing 1997, p. 54, reads: “A cook poses briefly for a photograph in the late 1930s at the Amagansett Coast Guard Station.”

Save the date for our annual Holiday Bazaar!
11/13/2019

Save the date for our annual Holiday Bazaar!

What a great day celebrating Amagansett's Maritime Heritage! Thank you to everyone who helped be a part of this new trad...
10/15/2019
The Independent Newspaper

What a great day celebrating Amagansett's Maritime Heritage! Thank you to everyone who helped be a part of this new tradition. Mark your calendars for next year.

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.
Gallery by Richard Lewin

At the Station today we learned about our maritime history, we touched the sea urchin, we created art from ocean garbage...
10/12/2019

At the Station today we learned about our maritime history, we touched the sea urchin, we created art from ocean garbage, we cleaned the beach and we experienced how a craftsman shapes a vessel to transverse the sea. #lifelessons #makehistory #teachyourchildrenwell #loveyournaturalresources #amagansettlss @ Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station

Join us on Saturday for the Inaugural Amagansett Maritime Heritage Day! Events all day at the Station - free and family-...
10/09/2019

Join us on Saturday for the Inaugural Amagansett Maritime Heritage Day! Events all day at the Station - free and family-friendly! #amagansettlss #community #maritimehistory #lovewhereyoulive

This is a special shot because in it, we not only see the Amagansett Station, but also The Marine Museum on Bluff Road a...
09/30/2019

This is a special shot because in it, we not only see the Amagansett Station, but also The Marine Museum on Bluff Road and the East Hampton Classic Boat Society. It shows just how much Amagansett and maritime heritage go hand in hand. And it’s why we’re thrilled to celebrate the inaugural Amagansett Maritime Heritage Day with all day programs and festivities at @amagansettlss and collaborating maritime locations. SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, October 12th • 10am - 4pm. || Thank you Dell Cullum for this great capture!

09/11/2019

The Amagansett Station will continue to be open our regular hours every Saturday and Sunday now through the end of October from 12pm-4pm. Come for a tour!

We are honored to be recognized by the Garden Club of America and its East Hampton chapter for the “Club Historic Preser...
08/27/2019

We are honored to be recognized by the Garden Club of America and its East Hampton chapter for the “Club Historic Preservation Commendation” accolade for our careful historical restoration of the 1902 Amagansett Life Saving Station. Thank you!

Pictured here: David Lys, President of the Amagansett Station with Julie Sakellariadis and Linda Brandi of the Garden Club of East Hampton.

08/05/2019

Yesterday, August 4th, marked Coast Guard Day which commemorates the founding of the United States Coast Guard as the Revenue Marine on August 4, 1790, by then-Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.

Thank you @indyeastend for capturing this beautiful evening!
07/16/2019
Lifeguard Station - The Independent

Thank you @indyeastend for capturing this beautiful evening!

The Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station Museum held its annual lobster bake benefit on Saturday, July 13, at the station, at 160 Atlantic Avenue. A traditional lobster bake was served, including lobsters, barbecue chicken, clams, mussels, corn on the cob, potatoes, field greens, and desse...

What a gorgeous evening to celebrate local maritime history. Thanks to all who came out and also to the musicians for se...
07/14/2019

What a gorgeous evening to celebrate local maritime history. Thanks to all who came out and also to the musicians for setting such a nice vibe! @ Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station

Thank you all for a beautiful evening supporting @amagansetlss! And a big thank you to our wonderful event supporters, i...
07/14/2019

Thank you all for a beautiful evening supporting @amagansetlss! And a big thank you to our wonderful event supporters, including Amagansett Wines & Spirits, Amber Waves Farm, Balsam Farms, Bostwick's, Brent's, Gosman's, Hamptons Lifeguard Association, Head Quarters, Stuart's Seafood Market, and Westhampton Beach Brewing Co.

This Saturday, July 13th, join us for a classic lobster bake 🦞 and live music 🎸 at our 5th annual fund-raiser to benefit...
07/11/2019

This Saturday, July 13th, join us for a classic lobster bake 🦞 and live music 🎸 at our 5th annual fund-raiser to benefit the historical Amagansett Station. Tickets available on our website or until sold out, www.amagansettlss.org
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When: Saturday, July 13th from 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Amagansett Station, 160 Atlantic Avenue, Amagansett

Join us Friday, June 28th at 5pm for a special concert of Beethoven performed by Libero Canto. Limited space. Tickets av...
06/23/2019

Join us Friday, June 28th at 5pm for a special concert of Beethoven performed by Libero Canto. Limited space. Tickets available on our website: www.amagansettlss.org

06/17/2019

What a great night commemorating our own Amagansett Coast Guardsmen who thwarted saboteurs invading our very shores at Atlantic Beach in 1942. Thanks for everyone who made the 1940s-style live radio show possible! Here's a little snippet from the event.

Such an honor to host the Coast Guard Advancement Ceremony at the Amagansett Station today.
05/31/2019

Such an honor to host the Coast Guard Advancement Ceremony at the Amagansett Station today.

William G. Pomeroy Foundation
05/29/2019
William G. Pomeroy Foundation

William G. Pomeroy Foundation

Today marks National Maritime Day! First celebrated in 1933, this occasion pays tribute to the maritime industry and the U.S. Merchant Marine. It’s observed on May 22, which is the date the S.S. Savannah began the first transoceanic steam powered voyage in 1819. Learn more on the Maritime Administration site: https://tinyurl.com/y5dcj8qm

Interested in maritime history? On May 25, there will be a dedication ceremony for the Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station in Amagansett, New York. The event will be at the station where one plaque and one historic marker will be unveiled. The plaque commemorates the station being on the National Register of Historic Places - NPS. The marker recognizes the station’s use by the Coast Guard. #nationalmaritimeday #maritimehistory #nyshistory #history

The Independent Newspaper
05/29/2019
The Independent Newspaper

The Independent Newspaper

New historical marker for Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station.
Gallery by Justin Meinken

It was a beautiful celebratory morning for the ALSS Trustees as we celebrated the Stations recognition on the National H...
05/25/2019

It was a beautiful celebratory morning for the ALSS Trustees as we celebrated the Stations recognition on the National Historic Register as well as unveiling our historical roadside marker. #amagansettlss #preservehistory @ Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station

ALSS On the road at the Hamptons Dog Show #roadshow #recruiting #amagansett #preservinghistory
05/04/2019

ALSS On the road at the Hamptons Dog Show #roadshow #recruiting #amagansett #preservinghistory

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

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160 Atlantic Avenue
Amagansett, NY
11930

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Saturday 12:00 - 14:00
Sunday 12:00 - 14:00

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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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I've added Amagansett Coast Guard Station to my bucket list of places to visit ⚓
Gaelin Rosenwaks and mom Tracey, brother David and wife Liz, and daughters Ava and Ella pose with docents Bob Marshall and Doug Haak today. Her family were visiting to view her photographs, Science at Sea.
WOW! This place sure got spiffed up from the way it used to look.
definitely worth a visit