Life Saving Station

Washington Island, WI

This is a Duluth-type life saving station that began operations April 1, 1896, serving the Portes des Morts Passage (more commonly called “Death’s Door”) at the entrance to Green Bay. In 1939 a boathouse was added at the end of a 200 foot pier. In 1990 the U.S. Coast Guard abandoned the station and moved the crew to nearby Washington Island. In the background you will see Pilot Island Lighthouse.

This was taken from the Washington Island Ferry that runs from Northport to Washington Island.

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Published by Ted Engler

President of WorkSafe Products

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