Lifesaving Station

Lifesaving Station (HM28UJ)

Location: South Haven, MI 49090 Van Buren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 24.115', W 86° 16.985'

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The Lifesaving Station was a prominent landmark on South Haven's waterfront for more than a century before it was destroyed by fire in 1989. The U.S. Lifesaving Service (USLSS) built the lifesaving station in 1887 to ensure the safety of ships, crews, passengers, and cargoes. In 1915, the USLSS became the United States Coast Guard (USCG). As commercial shipping decreased, fewer goods and passengers needed assistance from the lifesaving crew. In the 1980s, South Haven was designated a Coast Guard Auxiliary Station, staffed by volunteers. Most services today are provided for recreational boaters.
Sponsored by South Haven Health System
HM NumberHM28UJ
Placed BySouth Haven Health System & Michigan Maritime Museum
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Date Added Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 558998 N 4694651
Decimal Degrees42.40191667, -86.28308333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 24.115', W 86° 16.985'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 24' 6.8999999999999" N, 86° 16' 59.1" W
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Area Code(s)269
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 Water St, South Haven MI 49090, US
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