Sea Talk Video - Indian River Life-Saving Station

If you’ve driven along Delaware’s Atlantic coast, you may have noticed a unique gold and burgundy building tucked among the dunes between Bethany and Dewey beaches. Located just north of the Indian River Inlet, this historic landmark is known as the Indian River Life-Saving Station. 

Publication Date:
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Episode Script

This is SeaTalk: Ocean News from the University of Delaware.

If you’ve driven along Delaware’s Atlantic coast, you may have noticed a unique gold and burgundy building tucked among the dunes between Bethany and Dewey beaches. Located just north of the Indian River Inlet, this historic landmark is known as the Indian River Life-Saving Station.

Built in 1876 by the United States Lifesaving Service, a government organization created to respond to shipwrecks along the nation’s coasts, the station has survived many brutal storms, including the Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, it is now operated by Delaware State Parks and serves as both a museum and nature center, and is an excellent place to kick off your new year with a First Day Hike!

This is SeaTalk, a public service announcement from the University of Delaware, the Delaware Sea Grant College Program, and this station.
 

Sea Talk - Indian River Life-Saving Station

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