Life-Saving: Yesterday and Today at DSSP

Delaware Seashore State Park is offering a unique look inside the history of the Coast Guard with an afternoon of guided tours. The afternoon will begin with a tour of the Indian River Life-Saving Station and end with a behind-the-scenes look at the current Indian River Coast Guard Station led by active-duty Coast Guardsmen.

The United States Life-Saving Service was established by Congress in 1871 and was used to launch rescue missions to assist victims of shipwrecks along America’s coastlines. The service was a huge success and was eventually merged with the Revenue Cutter Service to create the Coast Guard in 1915. This exciting program will take participants on a unique tour through the history of these vital services from their roots in the 19th century through to their modern-day counterparts.

This program is $6 per person and pre-registration is required. Participants will meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum located on Route 1, just 3.5 miles south of Dewey Beach and 1.5 miles north of the Indian River Inlet. For more information and to pre-register call the Indian River Life-Saving Station at 302-227-6991.

 

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Delaware Seashore State Park