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Life Saving Station, Biddeford Pool, ca. 1917

Contributed by an individual through Biddeford Historical Society

Photo taken from sea shore of the Life saving Station at Biddeford Pool Me. The Life saving station was opened in 1860 and was used extensively by rescuers who manned the life saving station. When ships or boats were in distress near the Pool they would man a lifeboat and go out to help them get to shore. At times they would toss tow ropes to pull them in, or use rowboats, to save them.

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  • Title: Life Saving Station, Biddeford Pool, ca. 1917
  • Creator: Gay, Robert
  • Creation Date: circa 1917
  • Subject Date: circa 1917
  • Town: Biddeford
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 10.88 x 20.0
  • Local Code: 138 C
  • Collection: McArthur Library
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Biddeford Historical Society
P.O. Box 200, Biddeford, ME 04005
(207) 284-4051

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