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Traveling the Oceans

Traveling the Oceans

Traveling the Oceans was a way of life in the later 1800's. The hazards from this form of travel made the Lifesaving Service indispensable. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDu57PGZur8&feature=youtu.be

The Rescue

The Rescue

This episode is a dramatic recreation of a beach shipwreck, the Surfman's response, the deployment and use of the breaches buoy, and the Surfman's wives helping on the beach. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFmFp1svlfs&feature=youtu.be

Sindia

Sindia

John Loeper's presentation about the Sindia Story on the anniversary of the wreck December 10, 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLJdE38nEDw&feature=youtu.be

The Different Types of Rescues

The Different Types of Rescues

The natural power of the ocean presented a danger to any vessel that came too close to shore. "The men in this station had to patrol, they had to patrol the beach. There were 3 stations in Ocean City, one in Longport and one in Strathmere. If they came across a wreck...

The Surfboat

The Surfboat

In order for the men of The Life Saving Service to protect lives and cargo; a wide range of skills, technology and equipment was always at the ready. On the front line of these efforts was the surfboat. Every station had at least one and they varied in design in...

You Have to Go Out

You Have to Go Out

During the active years of the Ocean City US Life Saving Service – from the 1880’s to around 1915 – a strict set of rules and regulations were set in place to assure successful missions protecting lives and cargo. Life Saving Station scholar Richard Boonisar guides us...

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