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North Manitou Lifesaving Station

Sleeping Bear Dunes Naitonal Seashor, Michigan
County of Leelanau.
North Manitou Island
National Register Number: 98001191
Resource type: District.
Property type: Transportation - water -related. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: MI-4 Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Part of the National Park Service's Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - August 6, 1998):
This is the only surviving station of a network of nearly two hundred that encompasses the entire lifesaving service history; the early volunteer efforts, the United States Life-Saving Service, and the United States Coast Guard. Because there was no interruption in service here from 1854, when the station was founded, until 1932, when it was discontinued, the well-used buildings retain a high degree of integrity in design, materials, and workmanship.

There are no threats to the NHL at this time.

The back porch has been repaired on the US Lifesaving Service dwelling. All buildings have been painted.

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