Public Invited to Life Saving Station Re-Enactment on Oct. 20
The historic Ocean City landmark will be one stop on a statewide tour.
The U.S. Life Saving Station 30 committee will host a benefit noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the station at Fourth Street and Atlantic Avenue in Ocean City.
The event is free to the public and will include a lifesaving re-enactment, a flag-raising and refreshments. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view the station’s life car artifact that dates back to the mid-1800s. This artifact is currently on loan to the lifesaving station from The Franklin Institute.
Activities start with the 12:30 p.m. flag-raising and remarks from Mayor Jay Gillian.
The Oct. 20 event is being held as a part of New Jersey’s Lighthouse Challenge weekend.
Lighthouse Challenge weekend is a two-day opportunity to visit 11 land-based lighthouses, two museums and two lifesaving stations on the New Jersey coastline. Participants in the Challenge may purchase a souvenir passport for only $1 and have it stamped at each stop along the way.
From 1848 to 1936, members of this United States Life Saving Service worked to save the lives of those in peril from the sea. The surf men and keepers from the Ocean City Station and New Jersey’s 40 other life-saving stations performed rescues in the most dangerous and most heavily traveled section of the Atlantic seaboard. Undeterred by hurricane-force winds or 40-foot seas, they rescued many survivors of storm and shipwreck, including some members of the crew of the famed Sindia wreck in 1901.
Please call John Loeper at 609-602-0753 for more information on the event.