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.
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 October 2, 2020. Important Notes
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 Voyage of the Catalpa. A Perilous Journey and Six Irish Rebel's' Escape to Freedom by Peter F. Stevens. This is the true story of an American whale boat captain who is recruited to help rescue six Irish political prisoners from an Australia prison in 1875.
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.
Deadly Greed by Joe Sharkey is the riveting true story of the 1989 Stuart murder case that rocked Boston and shocked the nation.
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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