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Upcoming Events

Seaside Holiday Fair, December 11-12, 10 a.m.

Holiday Craft Workshops for Adults, December 11-12.

Holiday Gift-Making Workshops for Children Ages 7-12

Maritime Artisans Speaker Series, Sept. 9-Dec. 16.

Upcoming Races

Crash-Bobs, January 29.

Snow Row, March 5.

Race Results

Race Results--The Icebreaker

Race Results--Head of the Weir

Race Results
Head of the Quinnipiac,
hosted by the Sound School, New Haven, CT



Massachusetts was the birthplace of aides to mariners in the United States. With the creation of the federal Revenue Cutter Service (1790) and the volunteer Massachusetts Humane Society (1796), the nation’s system of providing assistance to mariners, as well as their vessels and cargo, was well under way in the late 18th century. Five federal agencies ultimately were unified to create the U.S. Coast Guard in 1915. With distinct but complimentary duties, these agencies, each of which came to full maturity in the mid-19th century, were the Revenue Cutter Service, the Lighthouse Service, the Steamboat Inspection Service, the Bureau of Navigation, and the Life-Saving Service. To explore further resources about the history of organized lifesaving, visit our links.

Joshua James

Massachusetts Humane Society

MHS Surfboat Nantasket

United States Lifesaving Service

The Great Storm of 1888

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