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Portsmouth Island Life-Saving Station, Innovative Technology Reconstructing The Past (2020)
This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Life-Saving Stations offered vital support and rescue operations for distressed mariners since the Life-Saving Service’s formal creation as an agency of the United States Treasury in 1878. After its construction in 1894, Portsmouth Island’s Life-Saving Station assisted mariners navigating the treacherous waters surrounding Cape Lookout and served as a focal point for the island’s...