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RI LSS

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Postby AL » Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:45 am


I traveled to Rhode Island this week and photographed two Life-saving stations. The first was the Narraganset Pier LSS which was built in 1888 of granite blocks. It is the only stone built station in the United States. Today it part of the popular COAST GUARD RESTAURANT. (the original station is the granite blocks)

NARRAGANSET PIER LSS MAIN ENTRANCE
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VIEW FROM UPPER DECK--THE PIPES ARE FOR AWNINGS
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STREET SIDE WINDOW
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The second station was POINT JUDITH LSS. Station #55 built in 1876 opened for service in Nov. 1876 and was rebuilt in 1888-1889. The grounds are open to the public.

POINT JUDITH LSS
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Postby Hersh » Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:18 am


Nice shots Al, it's cool to see the variations among all the different life saving stations around the country.
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Postby epona » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:27 pm


Al

Thank you for taking and sharing the photo's of Southern RI. You do realize that you have taken photo's of some places I dearly love. I used to drive a 100 miles one way in a day just to get to see them. It is now 200 miles one way, so I would have to go for an over night.

What did you think of the Towers in Narraganset next to Coast Guard Restaurant? If any of you have ever been to Narraganset you have an idea of what I am writing about.

I do not know what time of day you visited PT. Judith but the sunsets are beyond words, esp. in the cold of winter.

Did you get out to Beaver Tail? It seems like you had a great trip.

I love living in Maine but I do miss being able to drive to RI for the day.

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Postby buster » Sat Apr 22, 2006 5:40 am


Nice shots,thanks :)
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Postby beachbum1616 » Sat Apr 22, 2006 5:52 am


Mike is right! One of the things that got me interested in searching out LSS's is the uniqueness of these stations in different areas, and even how different they are from each other in one concentrated area, say the OBX.

Thanks for sharing these Al!
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Postby cawteener » Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:30 am


Not to mention the fun and adcenture involved in trying to find them!!! Especially the ones we had to drive MILES down the beach to find (hoping we wouldn't hit high tide! :lol:

We have definitely had a lot of fun together hunting out new-to-us lighthouses and LSS!!!
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