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.
NANTASKET BEACH LECTURE SERIES is co-presented monthly by the Hull Lifesaving Museum, the Friends of Hull Public Library, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
AUTHOR TALKS AT THE HULL LIFESAVING MUSEUM By popular demand, we are bringing back the much-loved opportunity to get together at the museum to talk books.
The Summer Adventure Program offers six 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. For information, please contact Elizabeth Naylor at 781-925-5433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Into the Raging Sea by Rachel Slade. Join us via Zoom for our online bookclub. On October 1, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro whole, resulting in the worst American shipping disaster in thirty-five years. No one could fathom how a vessel equipped with satellite communications, a sophisticated navigation system, and cutting edge weather forecasting could suddenly vanish - until now.
This 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. email@example.com.
Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome. This comic masterpiece that has never been out of print since it was first published in 1889, is a humorous account of a two week boating holiday on the Thames River from Kingston on Thames to Oxford and back to Kingston. Our book club is continuing to meet remotely. If you are interested in participating please email us to join.
To Register: please call (781) 925-5433 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hull Lifesaving Museum | P.O. Box 221, 1117 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA 02045 | (781) 925-5433
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