The Old Harbor Life Saving Station in Chatham was run by a man named Hezekiah Doane who served as its 'keeper' from 1898 until 1915.
Tuesdays were the days they drilled with the lifeboats. This crew shown in fine weather belies the horrendous winter storms they would have to go out in.
When it was blowing so hard that the horses would refuse to go out, the men would pull the boat themselves.
Surfmen walked miles of beach every night keeping watch for wrecks and when they came upon one, they would ignite a Coston flare to signal the ship's crew that help was on the way.
They would then rush rush to the station to alert the crew..
Old Harbor Station de-commisioned as an active U. S. Coast Guard Station and was moved to Provincetown in 1977.
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