Tuckernuck Humane Society House

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Postby Grover1 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:20 pm

From The Nantucket Independent

Although this station was unstaffed, a group of Tuckernuck volunteers led by a captain, who was paid a small salary, did go out in some of the station's nine surfboats on rescue missions. In 1871, the United States Lifesaving Service, which later became the U.S. Coast Guard, replaced most of the Massachusetts Humane Society stations.

The complete article ... http://www.nantucketindependent.com/new ... s/012.html
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Postby vacastle » Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:10 pm

Good find, Barryt! This ties in with the post I made today here: http://www.lighthousing.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=6480
It's good to know that at least one of the structures that had been part of the Massachusetts Humane Society still exists.

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Postby epona » Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:29 pm


I will go along with what Judy just said, super find. I looked at what property is selling for on Natucket. You have to have a large amount of dollars to buy anything on the island.
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