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December 22, 1837

October 16, 2015 - 09:14 -- asteblein
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The LIFE SAVING SERVICE is established in the Department of Treasury; in the 1840's this vital rescue service is placed under the direction of the U.S. Revenue Marine, which at that time is under the management of the Collectors of Customs at the ports of entry.

Dates: 
Thursday, December 21, 1837 - 19:00
Media Image: 
Earliest Life Saving Station at Sandy Hook, NJ - built in 1848.
Credit Text: 
Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) measured drawing
Caption Text: 
Earliest Life Saving Station at Sandy Hook, NJ - built in 1848.