Welcome to United States Coast Guard Station Chatham. Station Chatham is a multi-mission Surf Station located on historic Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Photo of the Month (April)
Bravo Zulu Officer Gaffney
Danvers Police Officer Gaffney seen here, just graduated from the Worcester Police Academy. Officer Gaffney was known previously as Boatswain's Mate Petty Officer 3rd Class Gaffney until this last summer. BM3 Gaffney is a Massachusetts native and after completing a successful tour at Station Chatham decided to use his Law Enforcement experience to become an asset to his home town police force. Seen in the picture (left to right) BM1 Josh Perkins, Officer Gaffney, BM2 Sherman Baldwin and BMC Lefever.
Thanks to William Ryder for dropping to show us an old picture of the U.S. Life-Saving Service Superintendents taken around 1898-1901. The photo is extremely rare. USCG historian Dennis Noble says it is the only picture of Superintendent Maxam he has seen. Chatham's Lifesaving history can trace its roots back to the formation of the Massachusetts Humane Society in 1786. The Humane Societies Houses of Refuge were placed along Cape Cod's beaches starting in 1849. Click on the photo to go directly to the history page
Updated April 8, 2013