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.

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

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Introducing RESURGENCE, a short documentary by local filmmaker and director, Tim Regan (@southforksalt), made in collabo...
10/16/2020

Introducing RESURGENCE, a short documentary by local filmmaker and director, Tim Regan (@southforksalt), made in collaboration with the Amagansett Station. Help us celebrate the second annual Amagansett Maritime Heritage Day tomorrow, Oct. 17 by tuning in to @ltveh for the world premiere. 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.

In tandem with the East Hampton Historical Society, the Amagansett Free Library, the East End Classic Boat Society, and LTV, there will be a full-day of virtual and televised programming to celebrate our local, maritime heritage.

#maritimeheritageday #lss1902 #amagansettlss

Join the Amagansett Station alongside the East Hampton Historical Society, the Amagansett Free Library, the East End Cla...
10/07/2020

Join the Amagansett Station alongside the East Hampton Historical Society, the Amagansett Free Library, the East End Classic Boat Society, and LTV for virtual programming for our Second Annual Amagansett Maritime Heritage Day! On October 17, each organization will be presenting programs to celebrate our town's rich heritage. We will commemorate the rich and unique story of the Amagansett community and its relationship to the sea around us. More details coming soon. Visit our website for information! #maritimeheritageday #amagansettlss #lss1902

Come see our plaque commemorating our addition to the National Register of Historic Places! If you’d like a tour of the ...
09/29/2020

Come see our plaque commemorating our addition to the National Register of Historic Places! If you’d like a tour of the historic Amagansett Station, our docents will be giving guided tours every weekend through October from 11am-3pm.

Join educator, David Cataletto for a virtual presentation on the history of the Life-Saving Service in Amagansett at the...
08/25/2020

Join educator, David Cataletto for a virtual presentation on the history of the Life-Saving Service in Amagansett at the @amagansettfreelibrary !

Voilà! @mncinque and his family enjoying their delicious Lobster Bake 🦞 To Go from @bostwickscatering, all while support...
08/13/2020

Voilà! @mncinque and his family enjoying their delicious Lobster Bake 🦞 To Go from @bostwickscatering, all while supporting @amagansettlss! Plus, a portion of all proceeds will be matched on a 1:2 basis in a grant by the Pomeroy Foundation! Tickets are $100 and redeemable at Bostwick’s through Sept. 18th. Buy tickets all week at @amagansettwines or at the Amagansett Station during our Open Hours, 11am-3pm on weekends. Chow down for a good cause! @ Amagansett, New York

Today is Coast Guard Day. Coast Guard Day is held every August 4 to commemorate the founding of the United States Coast ...
08/04/2020

Today is Coast Guard Day. Coast Guard Day is 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.

Photo via Wikimedia Commons
#coastguardday #alexanderhamilton

Our DOORS ARE FINALLY OPENING this Saturday, July 11th!  We’re thrilled to welcome you back to the Amagansett Station!Ou...
07/08/2020

Our DOORS ARE FINALLY OPENING this Saturday, July 11th! We’re thrilled to welcome you back to the Amagansett Station!

Our seasonal Museum Hours: Saturdays, 11am-4pm and Sundays 11am-3pm.

Please obey all Covid-19 protection protocols provided onsite. Masks will be required for all visitors above age 2. Only guided tours with our resident docents will be permitted inside the Station at this time. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe Independence Day! 🇺🇸 #July4
07/04/2020

Wishing everyone a happy and safe Independence Day! 🇺🇸 #July4

In case you missed it... on 6/13 Local TV, Inc. helped us commemorate the interception of German saboteurs by our own Am...
06/22/2020
LTV 20 Public Access

In case you missed it... on 6/13 Local TV, Inc. helped us commemorate the interception of German saboteurs by our own Amagansett Coast Guardsman during WWII. Catch the broadcast on-demand here. Thank you, LTV! http://75.ltveh.org:2000/CablecastPublicSite/show/9112?channel=1

OUR MISSION LTV provides a free-speech television and media platform to share all manner of public discourse, education, and creative expression within our community and the world at large. Local TV, Inc (LTV) is an independent 501(c) 3 not-for-profit, and depends on the generosity of our community.

Go Coast Guard
06/14/2020

Go Coast Guard

Today we have a twofer! #OnThisDay, we commemorate the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the #USA and celebrate the 245th birthday of the U.S. Army. #USCG #CoastGuard #SemperParatus #FlagDay #HBD #military

Help us commemorate the interception of a Nazi-led mission known as Operation Pastorious by our own Amagansett Coast Gua...
06/13/2020

Help us commemorate the interception of a Nazi-led mission known as Operation Pastorious by our own Amagansett Coast Guardsman with a special showing on LTV. Educator, David Cataletto will provide a brief introduction, followed by the original Movietone Newsreel from 1942 and excerpts from a 2012 lecture delivered on the subject by Peter Garnham, director of the Amagansett Historical Association.

The Saboteurs will be shown on LTV on Saturday, June 13, at 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Watch the live stream on Channel 20 during the scheduled air times. It will also be available on-demand.

Photo: Captain Warren Barnes of the Amagansett Coast Guard Station with his crew, c. 1942.

#history #lss1902 #amagansettlss #wwiihistory

Today at the Station the Trustees planted a native Beach Plum in memory of Ruth Appelhof, who was not only a celebrated ...
06/04/2020

Today at the Station the Trustees planted a native Beach Plum in memory of Ruth Appelhof, who was not only a celebrated beacon for the local art and museum culture, but also the spouse of one of our beloved Trustees. It was a beautiful tribute on a stunning day, quite reminiscent of Ruth herself.

The  William G. Pomeroy Foundation has kicked off a SNAP THAT SIGN photo campaign so you can get outside and make histor...
05/24/2020

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has kicked off a SNAP THAT SIGN photo campaign so you can get outside and make history part of your Memorial Day weekend.

Help to put our community's local history "on the map" by taking pictures of roadside markers funded by the Pomeroy Foundation.

To join the fun, follow these four steps:

(1) Browse this list of Pomeroy markers in New York State that need to be photographed.
(2) Review our photography guidelines and photo-taking tips.
(3) Snap that sign! Take your photos.
(4) Finally, submit your pictures to [email protected].

Qualifying participants will receive a Pomeroy marker pin! They will be accepting photos through Sunday, May 31.

For complete participation guidelines, visit https://www.wgpfoundation.org/snap-that-sign-photo-campaign/

Memorial Day weekend approaches and while normally we would be busy sweeping the Station boat room preparing for a grand...
05/21/2020

Memorial Day weekend approaches and while normally we would be busy sweeping the Station boat room preparing for a grand season opening, alas, it's just not going to happen that way. Following local, State, and C.D.C. guidelines, the Amagansett Station remains closed to the public until further notice.
On a brighter note: Girl Scout Brownie troop 367 (3rd grade/age 8) had a design project for the "World of Water" Brownie Journey which focuses on three principles of water: Love Water, Share Water, Save Water. In this journey, the troop learned about water usage around the world, maritime history, and conservation. To complete the badge, they had to do a "Take Action" project and chose to thank the Amagansett Station for its conservation and education efforts and for opening its doors to the troop as a meeting place. Visit our online exhibits to see all the badge designs! #girlscouts #brownies #worldofwater #journeybadge @girlscouts

For this International Water Safety Day (May 15, 2020), our friends at the @hamptonlifeguardassociation have developed a...
05/15/2020

For this International Water Safety Day (May 15, 2020), our friends at the @hamptonlifeguardassociation have developed a valuable Water Safety resource with guides and activities to learn water safety for all ages. Plus, for kids, there is a fun water safety coloring book—downloadable in English and Spanish. We've shared the full guide on our website !

#internationalwatersafetyday #watersafetyday #watersafety #oceansafety #oceanrescue

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

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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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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 Nazi 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.
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