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...
Sindia

Sindia

John Loeper’s presentation about the Sindia Story on the anniversary of the wreck December 10,...
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...
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...
The Men of the Life Saving Service

The Men of the Life Saving Service

The mid eighteen hundreds saw the advent of regular ocean travel up and down the Jersey coast; much of it between the busy ports of New York and Philadelphia; and with it came frequent encounters with the shallow shoals and the windward shore, leading to dire...