Seaside Park Borough - Life Saving Station

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Seaside Park Borough - Life Saving Station

Life Saving Stations were built every three miles along the New Jersey coast. By 1900, there were forty-two stations. Tbe station in Seaside Park was called the Toms River Station No. 109. It had a tower where men could look out to sea and identify ships that were in trouble. When the Life Saving Service was formed, it was made up of volunteers. In 1915, it joined with the Revenue Cutter Service to form the United States Coast Guard. Station No. 109 was no longer needed and, in 1966, was purchased by the Borough of Seaside Park to be used for storage.