New Exhibit

Courage In Our Community:

Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the
Point Allerton U.S. Lifesaving Station

Constructed in 1889 by the United States Lifesaving Service. Point Allerton Station is best known as the home of legendary lifesaver Joshua James and his crew, who saved hundreds of lives from shipwrecks in Boston Harbor. The historic station was actively used by the Coast Guard until 1969, providing support to Boston Light and Boston Lightship over the years, in addition to small boat and search and rescue operations. Today, Point Allerton U.S. Lifesaving Station stands as a monument to the lifesavers and the community built on the ethic of Skills, Courage, and Caring.

   Our new exhibit combines heroic stories from the past with inspiring stories of today. We hope you will join us to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Point Allerton U.S. Lifesaving Station, and the courage of many of our friends and neighbors who have shared their stories for this exhibit.

This exhibit is supported in part by a grant from the Hull Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 


Explore Boston Harbor's
Historic Shipwrecks


Hull Lifesaving Museum is so much more than a museum. It’s an essential part of the community, providing not only crucial lessons from our heritage, but life changing, and life saving, experiences.

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