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Boathouse view, Cape Fear Lifesaving Station, Brunswick County, North Carolina

Cape Fear Lifesaving Station (Smith Island, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Boathouse view, Cape Fear Lifesaving Station, Brunswick County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Boathouses
Lifesaving stations
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph)
Extent:
3 1/2 x 5 in.
Item identifier:
bh0315p03
Created Date:
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Photographs
Location:
Brunswick County (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Built Heritage

Source information

Repository:
Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries
Collection:
Historic Architecture Research. Project Records (UA110.041) held by Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries
Note field:
Not all materials from the physical collection may have been scanned. Images may have been enhanced for web access.
Rights:
For questions regarding copyright or permissions, please refer to our Reproduction, Use, Citation, and Copyright page (http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/about).
Funding:
Digitization of this image was partially supported with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Building: Cape Fear Coast Guard Lifesaving Station (Smith Island, Brunswick County, North Carolina)

Built:
Community:
Smith Island
State:
NC
Provenance note:
United States Lifesaving Service, first owner
Historical note:
The station was constructed due to sea encroachment on the original Cape Fear Lifesaving Station, which was built in 1882. Located slightly down the beach, the newer station served Bald Head Island until 1937, when it became inactive due to construction of a new station on Oak Island. The site was briefly used by the Coast Guard Horse Patrol to protect the coast during World War II.
Location:
Smith Island (N.C.)
Subjects:
Beaches
Boathouses
Coastal surveillance
Historic buildings
Lifesaving stations
Ocean
World War, 1939-1945