This Cape May Point postcard was mailed in 1906 and it shows the Lifesaving Station, Light House and the old Life Saving Station… | Things to Do in Cape May NJ

This Cape May Point postcard was mailed in 1906 and it shows the Lifesaving Station, Light House and the old Life Saving Station built around 1870. The old station was abandoned and burned down in a suspicious fire in 1959. John Bailey was good enough to correct errors I made in my description—-
Some added info. May-Nov. 1876 was the U.S. Centennial in Philadelphia. The Revenue Cutter Service had a display there featuring a state-of-the-art Lifesaving Station. They moved the Station, building and appliances, to Cape May following the closing of the Centennial. That’s the building on the right. As far as I know, no one knows whatever happened to that building. The main building (on the left) was the one that was undermined by the sea and burned in 1959. I’m not sure when it was built. There was a boat house (not in this pic – may be behind the main Lifesaving Station) that lasted until the 1962 storm destroyed it. That was the end of the Cape May Lifesaving Station. Thank you John Bailey.

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