Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station

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The seven buildings of this site, listed on both the National and State Historic Registers, comprise the most complete lifesaving station in the United States. The oldest structure, built in 1874, is under active restoration to its original condition. Visitors can view its Gothic architecture with post and lintel construction, which is seldom seen today. The main station, constructed in 1911 and modified in 1928, has been restored and is used as a museum. A gift shop is also on the premises.

Several other buildings are open and contain displays of the Lifesaving Service, the forerunner of the US Coast Guard, and shipwreck artifacts.

Distance from the Golfin' Dolphin: approx. 55 miles