Dramatically situated at the mouth of Boston Harbor, with breathtaking views of Boston Light and the Graves Lighthouse, the museum is located in the restored 19th century Point Allerton US Lifesaving Station, home of Joshua James and his crews, the most celebrated lifesavers in the world.
In 1891, four intrepid women from Lowell, Massachusetts sailed to a remote island in Boston Harbor for a 17-day escape from New England's prim and proper society. Relive their remarkable journey and journal with author Stephanie Schorow.
This book is the result of intense work by Friends of Boston Harbor Island volunteers, led by Stephanie Schorow author of East of Boston: Notes from the Boston Harbor Islands.
The Summer Adventure Program offers seven weeks of discovery and exploration with a different theme each week for children ages 5-11. Each week includes hands-on activities, outdoor exploration, and a fun mix of history, science, and arts. NOTE: Due to the success of last year's program, we are once again offering an optional extended 2 hours to give parents a little longer break and to let the children have some less structured play time. For information, please contact Mike McGurl at 781-925-5433 or email email@example.com.
Summer Adventure 2023 - Registration Form
This program is supported in part by a grant from South Shore Playhouse Associates.
Summer Explorers 2023 - Registration Form
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Hull Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
Hull is steeped in maritime history from the ships that first plied the waters of Massachusetts Bay to the lifesavers who rescued the mariners when they got into trouble to our famous lighthouses guiding ships to safety and much more. Tour leader, Sean Baggett, HLM Board Member and Hull Village resident is also an accomplished photographer and will look for photo opportunities along the way, so bring a camera.
Hull Village is one of the oldest communities on the South Shore and, throughout its settled history, beautiful homes have been designed and built. Many of these stately homes are now off the beaten path as the main roads were built for expediency, by-passing these gems. Our tour leader is Chad Wolfe, HLM Board Member and lifelong Hull resident.
The land masses and waterways of Boston Harbor and the Hull peninsula shaped the use of the land from early hunting, fishing and farming to harbor defenses, summer vacation oasis and more. Join Sean Baggett for this fascinating look at Hull, like you may never have looked at it before.
Join guide Sean Baggett as he leads a walking tour starting at the museum and proceeding through picturesque Hull Village and historic Fort Revere. Space is limited for this popular tour so secure your reservations early: tickets go on sale September 29, 2020.
Point Allerton U.S. Lifesaving Station, constructed in 1889, was home to Captain Joshua James and his crew, America's greatest lifesavers, renowned for saving hundreds of shipwrecked mariners from peril in Boston Harbor. The tour begins with a brief history of organized lifesaving, emphasizing the contributions of volunteer lifesavers, continues onto the Galley where children learn about daily life at the station, then, onto the Boat Room to see the treasure of the museum collection - the storied surfboat Nantasket. Learn more.
The Breeches Buoy rescue allowed lifesaving crews to carry shipwreck survivors safely to shore. A line firing gun sent a lifeline to the wrecked ship. Through this ingenious system lifesaving crews were able to send the breeches buoy to the ship. On shore, the lifesavers worked as a crew to haul the "whip line," pulling the breeches buoy along the hawser, and the survivors, one by one, over the water to safety. Children's groups can participate in breeches buoy reenactments from May through September with children playing the roles of lifesaving crew and shipwreck survivors. Learn more.
The Boat Who Wouldn't Float by Farley Mowat. Tired of everyday life ashore Farley was determined to find a sturdy boat and roam the salt sea over. What he found instead was the worst boat in the world and she nearly drove him mad.
This book club is intended to be a low-intensity fun activity. If you fall behind in the reading or miss a session, jump back in when you can...no pressure.
To participate, simply send us an email and we will send you an invitation before the first meeting. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Military veterans are invited to the museum the first Friday of every month for an hour of coffee and conversation in the Boat Room. Each session has a special focus and provides attendees with a community calendar of events, free activities and updates on services for Veterans. For information please call (781) 925-5433 or email email@example.com.
Hull Lifesaving Museum | P.O. Box 221, 1117 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA 02045 | (781) 925-5433
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