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Point Reyes Lifeboat Station

Point Reyes, California
County of Marin.
Point Reyes National Seashore, Drakes Bay
National Register Number: 85003324
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Defense - coast guard facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: CA-6 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Point Reyes National Seashore.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 20, 1989):
Built in 1927 to rescue seamen whose misfortune it was to wreck on the treacherous shores of the Point Reyes peninsula, the Point Reyes Lifeboat Station provided a humanitarian service to Pacific coast shipping. A typical example of a rail-launching station with launchway and cradle-launched 36-foot motor lifeboats, the Point Reyes Lifeboat Station is the only unaltered station of this nationally employed type remaining on the Pacific Coast.

The district is in excellent condition.

The NPS recently rehabilitated the marine railway leading from the boathouse into the ocean.

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