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“Booring !”

Old Harbor Lifesaving Station
Ranked #21 of 72 things to do in Provincetown
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Owner description: Early Coast Guard sea rescue station and museum of rescue techniques, artifacts and history.
Lakeville, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Booring !”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

I`m sure it`s very interesting if you`re there when they`re doing a reenactment or lifesaving demonstration but that`s only on Thursdays at 6:00 P.M. On the weekends they`re open from 2:00 P.M. till 4:00 P.M. with no demonstrations. I walked around & saw where & how the crew lived back in the day, which took about 10 minutes.

Visited July 2013
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Natal
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92 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Wonderful visit”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

We loved our visit there! The ranger in charge of the place is a wonderful man and took his time to explain us every detail of the station. We also learned that he wrote a very interesting book with unique stories of the area, which is available at the Visitor Center! Great visit, do not miss it.

Visited July 2013
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South Windsor, Connecticut
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226 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Early Days of the Coast Guard”
Reviewed 15 July 2013

We happened to be walking the beach just before the lifesaving station was to open. It appears to be open from 2-4 PM, I think daily. It is wonderfully restored and the guides (volunteers, I believe) were very helpful and authoritive. The shoot the canon with the original "zip line" to demonstrate rescue practices used before helicopters on Thursdays. We were there on a Friday, so missed it. See all three floors. There is a fee to get into the beach area (unless you have a Golden Eagle, as we do) but no additional fee for the station.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Calhu
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Iowa
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209 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A great history lesson here”
Reviewed 14 June 2013

This tells a story of people working to save sailors during shipwrecks. It is located on the beach and well worth a visit.

Visited June 2013
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Osaka, Japan
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Amazing views like Whites Sands New Mexico”
Reviewed 17 May 2013

We were amazed at this area. Perfect for photographers. When you find the right angle...you can almost feel like you are out west in the desert. The drive to here is wonderful since its all a protected area.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Chibi M
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