- The unofficial motto of The U.S. Life-Saving Service was simple, "You have to go out, but you don't have to come back." Life-saving crews on Long Island's Great South Beach walked miles of beach every night in the worst times of the year.
- Were they to find a ship in distress, their training kicked in. First, they'd signal the ship's crew with a Colton's flare, letting them know that help was on the way.
- Next, they'd race back to the station and alert the station's crew, who would bring a surf boat and equipment, including a Lyle Gun to shoot a line over the beleaguered ship's rigging to rig a breeches buoy and transfer men over the raging surf.
- The amount of maritime traffic off of Long Island ensured that a life-saving crew's duties on Great South Beach would be put to the test on a regular basis.
- The station shown here would be purchased by the Flynn family who merged it with another station they purchased and barged to the site to create a hotel. Today, its known as The Fire Island Hotel.
- Plastic Frame and Body
- UL listed
- 4 watt bulb included
- Glow vent casts light upward
- Adjustable tines to fit any socket
- Approximate Night Light Dimensions 4.125" (w) x 3.375 (h) x 2.5" (d)
- Interior Image Area 3.5" (w) x 2.75"(h)
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