About Us

The Hull Lifesaving Museum is so much more than a museum. Founded in 1978, we are an essential part of the community that for 36 years has provided not only crucial lessons from our maritime heritage, but also life-changing and sometimes life-saving youth development experiences. Our mission celebrates the lifesaving spirit of Skills, Courage, and Caring, and the relevance of our history to our constituents' daily lives. As one of our region's leading cultural organizations and agents of social change, HLM challenges its participants to draw the best from themselves by combining social services and experiential education with historical preservation and interpretation.

HLM's year-round education and recreation programs, serving a diverse constituency, 75% of whom are underserved youth from metropolitan Boston, are broadly recognized as best practice models. HLM's program design respects the needs, expectations, and skill level of each participant.

Mission

The Hull Lifesaving Museum, the museum of Boston Harbor Heritage, preserves the region's lifesaving ethos and the traditions of coastal seamanship and maritime skills through storytelling, exhibits, and experiential water-based programs that instill the core values of teamwork and courage in new generations.   

History

The Hull Lifesaving Museum (HLM) is housed in the former Point Allerton US Lifesaving Station opened in 1889 under the leadership of Joshua James who, with his crews of the Massachusetts Humane Society and US Lifesaving Service and the Revenue Cutter Service, were merged to form the US Coast Guard. Joshua James is considered a "father" of the US Coast Guard.

Contact Us
General Inquiries: info@hulllifesavingmuseum.org

Telephone: (781) 925-5433
Fax:  (781) 925-0992

Mail:  Hull Lifesaving Museum
         1117 Nantasket Avenue
         P.O. Box 221
         Hull, MA 02045

Boston Rowing Center:  (617) 307-8549

Museum Staff

Peter Wild, Executive Director
peter@hulllifesavingmuseum.org

Ed McCabe, Director of Maritime & New Program Development
ed@hulllifesavingmuseum.org

Corinne Leung, Director of Advancement and Communications
Corinne@hulllifesavingmuseum.org

Jim Dobis, Business Manager
jim@hulllifesavingmuseum.org

Victoria Stevens, Curator
victoria@hulllifesavingmuseum.org


Rafael Vieira,
Boatshop & Waterfront Educator
Rafael@hulllifesavingmuseum.org

Board of Directors
Robert MacIntyre, Chair/President
Nowell Bloomenthal, Vice President
Paul Carlson, Treasurer
Dolly Snow Bicknell, Clerk
Chris Basler

Steven Clancy
Maureen Gillis
Joan Meschino
Chad Wolfe
 

Job Openings

There are no current job openings.

HLM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer which actively encourages applicants who represent the broadest range of cultural, ethnic, and economic diversity.

Our Sites
Point Allerton Station
The headquarters of the Hull Lifesaving Museum is located at the Point Allerton U.S. Lifesaving Station in Hull, MA. The museum exhibits are open to
the public year round.

Windmill Point
Windmill Point Boathouse (Hull) is the base of our South Shore Maritime Program.

Boston Rowing Center
Our site for waterfront operations and our rowing fleet is located in Fort Point Cha
nnel.

Plan Your Museum Visit
Address and Phone

General Inquiries: info@hulllifesavingmuseum.org

Telephone: (781) 925-5433
Fax:  (781) 925-0992

Mail:  Hull Lifesaving Museum
         1117 Nantasket Avenue
         P.O. Box 221
         Hull, MA 02045

Seaport Boatshop:  (617) 307-8549

Hours of Operation
Point Allerton Life-Saving Station Hours:
January - April: Monday - Thursday, 10 am - 4 pm.
May - December: Monday - Thursday and Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.
July - August: Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm.
Additional hours and guided tours available by appointment.

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Friday - 9 am - 1 pm

Directions
Directions to Point Allerton U.S. Lifesaving Station

1117 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA

From Boston:
Take Southeast Expressway South to Route 3 South. Follow Rte. 3 South to Exit 14 for Route 228 (Rockland/Nantasket). Take a left off the exit ramp and follow Rte. 228 into Hull where it becomes Nantasket Avenue. Follow Nantasket Avenue(ocean on your right) for approximately 5 miles, about a seven-minute drive through t own . After crossing a narrow isthmus, bear right at the distinctly modern Wastewater Treatment Facility. The Museum, a green clap board building with cream trim and a deep red shingle roof directly facing Boston Light, will be the first building on your left.
Approximate travel time from Boston: 1 hour and 10 minutes.

From the South:
Take Route 3 North to Exit 14 for Route 228 (Rockland/Nantasket). Take a right off the e xit ramp and follow Rte. 228 into Hull where it becomes Nantasket Avenue. Follow Nantasket Avenue(ocean on your right) for approximately 5 miles, about a seven-minute drive through town. After crossing a narrow isthmus, bear right at the distinctly modern Wastewater Treatment Facility. The Museum, a green clapboard building with cream trim and a deep red shingle roof directly facing Boston Light, will be the first building on your left.
Approximate travel time from Exit 14 to the Museum: 25 minutes.

Directions to the Windmill Point Boathouse
185 Main Street, Hull, MA

Directions to the Seaport Boathouse
22 Drydock Avenue, Boston, MA  From the North via I-93:
Heading southbound on Interstate 93 towards Boston, take Exit 22 – South Station. Pass through two sets of lights; at the top of the exit ramp, take the first left onto Summer Street. Follow Summer Street eastbound; proceed on Summer Street for approximately 1.25 miles. Turn left onto Drydock Avenue, into the Marine Industrial Park. We are located at 22 Drydock Avenue. Please park in the parking garage at 20 Drydock Avenue, directly across from the entrance to Black Falcon Avenue.

From the South via I-93:
Heading northbound on Interstate 93 towards Boston, take Exit 20, which will be immediately after Exit 18. Follow the signs to "I-90 East" and take the "South Boston" exit. At the top of the ramp, proceed straight onto East Service Road. Turn right onto Congress Street. Pass the Seaport Hotel on your left, and bear right onto D Street. At the first set of lights turn left onto Summer Street. Turn left onto Drydock Avenue, into the Marine Industrial Park. We are located at 22 Drydock Avenue. Please park in the parking garage at 20 Drydock Avenue, directly across from the entrance to Black Falcon Avenue.

From the West via Massachusetts Turnpike:
Follow the Massachusetts Turnpike/Interstate 90 East to Exit 25 – South Boston. At the top of the ramp take a left, and then take the first right onto Congress Street. Pass the Seaport Hotel on your left, and bear right onto D Street. At the first intersection, turn left onto Summer Street. Turn left onto Drydock Avenueinto the Marine Industrial Park. We are located at 22 Drydock Avenue. Please park in the parking garage at 20 Drydock Avenue, directly across from the entrance to Black Falcon Avenue.

From Logan International Airport and Route 1A South:
Follow the signs towards I-90 West – Ted Williams Tunnel. Take the Ted Williams Tunnel to Exit 25. At the top of the ramp take a right onto Congress Street. Pass the Seaport Hotel on your left, and bear right onto D Street. At the first intersection, turn left onto Summer Street. . Turn left onto Drydock Avenue, into the Marine Industrial Park. We are located at 22 Drydock Avenue. Please park in the parking garage at 20 Drydock Avenue, directly across from the entrance to Black Falcon Avenue.

By Public Transportation or Shuttle Bus:
MBTA provides bus service (#3 and #6) to the Seaport District from South Station; the bus will stop in front of the Boston Design Center on Drydock Avenue. We are located on the left hand side, 1 block past the stop at
22 Drydock Avenue. In addition, the nearest T stop is South Station on the Red Line. Joseph's Limousine operates a shuttle bus from Dorchester Avenue (behind the Federal Reserve Bank), across the street from South Station. The shuttle operates from 7 am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday. Detailed schedules are available at South Station.

Taxi Service:
Boston Cab (617) 536-2600, Checker Cab (617) 536-7000, Metro Cab (617) 242-8000, Town Taxi (617) 536-5000

Admission
Adults, $5.00, Seniors, $3.00.
Children 18 and under, and museum members are free.

Accessibility
The Station Museum is fully accessible on the first floor, with special interpretive materials available.

Links and Partners
Sponsors:
Bloomenthal & deBastos, LLP
Nantasket Beach Resort & Conference Center
Gray, Gray & Gray, LLP
Nantasket Cranberry
One4Three Productions
Seadog Brew Pub
Townie Design

Partner Organizations: 
3A Marine Services
Allerton Harbor Canvas, LLP
Daley and Woll Marine Joinery and Restoration
Massachusetts Bay Lines

Mass. Bay Maritime Artisans
Massachusetts Marine Trades Association
Poseiden Marine Services, LLC
Steamboat Wharf Marina, Inc.
UMass Boston Division of Marine Operations


Visiting the Area

Hull-Nantasket Chamber of Commerce
Destination Plymouth

 

 

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