US Coast Guard Historic District   2 comments

Sullivan’s Island Life-Saving Station (August 12, 2021) — Images by kenne

The United States Life Saving Service, USLSS, was conceived out of a dire need for a lifesaving network.
Until 1878, the only source for those in trouble at sea were lighthouse keepers, volunteers,
and private vessels that happened to be nearby.


2 responses to “US Coast Guard Historic District

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  1. I would love to go there! Ever since my sailing-days of old I’ve been interested in sea rescue. Here in Germany, the sea rescue organization, the DSzRS [Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbruechiger – was founded in 1865 and from then on up to today has always and only been funded by donations – and that with a budget of 40 million Euros for this year! Even if I’m not sailing anymore and not even live in Germany anymore, they still get my donations. My motto, when sailing, was, “I’m glad you’re there, but I hope I’ll never need you.”

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