New Lifeboat Coming to Horseneck Point Life-Saving Station

The Buzzards Bay Coalition’s Horseneck Point Life-Saving station will soon welcome a new replica lifeboat from Newport’s IYRS School of Technology & Trades. The new replica is based on the Race Point Surfboat, the closest design to the original lifeboats that once patrolled the waters off Horseneck Point. The school’s commitment to preserving maritime craftsmanship and heritage aligns seamlessly with the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s mission to protect and restore the Bay ecosystem while fostering an appreciation for its maritime history.

The lifeboat replica is expected to serve dual purposes – as a functional vessel for educational programs and as a living artifact that visitors can experience firsthand. The Coalition plans to use the new lifeboat for rowing programs and community events throughout the years to come, providing a unique opportunity for the Buzzards Bay community to step back in time and experience a piece of local history. The newly crafted vessel took to the waters for the first time on June 1st. She’ll soon find her permanent residence at the historic Horseneck Point Life Saving Station,

On May 29th, the historic Cuttyhunk Lifeboat that has been on loan to the Buzzards Bay Coalition from the Town of Gosnold and housed at the Horseneck Point Life-Saving Station was returned to Cuttyhunk. The lifeboat will be showcased in their own visitor center.

Category: On the Land

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