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Press Release

SPNEA’s traveling exhibition “The Camera’s Coast” to open at the
Hull Lifesaving Museum

Press Preview--Tuesday, June 15, 2004, 2-4 pm

Release Date: January 28, 2004
Event: SPNEA’s traveling exhibition “The Camera’s Coast” to open at the Hull Lifesaving Museum
Location: Hull Lifesaving Museum
Contact: Vi ctoria Stevens
Contact Phone: (781) 925-5433
E-Mail: [email protected]
Event Date: June-September 2004
Time: Wednesday-Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Entry Fee: Adults $2, Seniors $1.50, Members & Children under 18 free.

The Hull Lifesaving Museum and the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities are pleased to announce “The Camera’s Coast” will be on exhibit at the Lifesaving Museum from June 19th through September 5th.

“The Camera’s Coast” is a sampler of historic coastal New England images from the collections of SPNEA. The pioneering photographers represented from SPNEA include Nathaniel Stebbins, Henry G. Peabody, Baldwin Coolidge, and Emma Coleman. Subjects depicted include square-riggers, coasting schooners, fishing vessels and fishing ports, small boats and large yachts, summer hotels and fishermen’s shacks, fishermen, seaweed gatherers, and saltmarsh haymakers.

Curated by noted author and maritime historian William H. Bunting, “The Camera’s Coast” illustrates life along the New England coast in the late nineteenth an d early twentieth centuries. These were years of great social and economic change. Many traditional maritime occupations, from longshore fishing and shipbuilding to deep water voyaging were in decline. With mushrooming industrialism and growing numbers of people able to take vacations--and increasingly hot, crowded, and dirty citi es from which to flee--coastal recreation boomed.

The opening reception for “The Camera ’s Coast& #8221; will be on Saturday June 19, 2004 from 7-9 pm at the Hull Lifesaving Museum, 1117 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA. Museum hours are Wednesday-Sunday 10 am --4 pm. The museum is located at 1117 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA. General Admission is $2 adults, $1.50 seniors, and chi ldren under 18 free. For more information please contact Victoria Stevens at 781-925-5433.

About the Hull Lifesaving Museum
Located in the historic 1889 Point Allerton U.S. Lifesaving Station, the Hull Lifesaving Museum preserves the region's lifesaving tradition and maritime culture through collections, exhibits, experiential and interpretive education, research, and service to others. The museum's open water rowing programs in Boston Harbor educates young people about themselves while developing a constituency that takes stewardship for its maritime history. The deeds, traditions, and ethic of the 19th century coastal lifesavers -- Skills, Courage, and Caring -- are the foundation of the museum's exhibits and programs and its underlying commitment to working to impact society, and individual lives, for the better. For more information visit us online at

The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (SPNEA), a regional organization headquartered in Boston, owns and operates thirty-five properties from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. SPNEA shares New England’s architecture, landscapes, objects, and stories through innovative programs for residents, visitors, and scholars. For more information, visit SPNEA online at

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