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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
2008.
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.

Condition:
The district is in excellent condition.

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


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