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Historical Photos Page

Click on the thumbnails to view full sized pictures.  The best part about getting all these pictures is the feedback we get.  Historical accuracy and little known facts is what we are aiming for.  If you see something we are missing, or know some info that can explain something - PLEASE LET US KNOW!

To see the slide reproductions from 1954 - 1956 from the collection of Jack Westin click here!

To see some great photos from the William Ryder Family Collection please click here.

To see some pictures of the SPAR's (Semper Paratus Always Ready Women Reserve's) from the 1940's click here.

New!! - Photo looking from rear of station towards the east.  Notice the construction to the right of the Keeper's Quarters entryway.  This was originally built as a new mess hall.  It became the Group Commanders office in 1951-1952 after some further additions.  The building in the foreground was the Loran Monitoring Station that was present for a short period of time.  The crew monitored the Bodie I NC and Nantucket Loran transmitters.  (Thanks to Bernie Webber for the amplifying info)

New!! - Photo of abutting garage, with the former garage in the background.  It is believed that the Coast Guard rented this garage as overflow.  It is now a lighthouse gift shop open in the summer.

New!! - Photo of front of station.  The large rock in the foreground came from the overlook.  Bernie Webber and the crew par buckled the boulder up onto the front lawn.  The CG Shield done back in the 1950's is still on the rock, we update the paint every few years.  The Clam Shells spelling out United States Coast Guard Station Chatham had to be taken up every time the crew mowed the lawn (and they mowed the lawn with hand mowers).

Looking North from Chatham Light, notice the halfway house in the center of the photo.  (Ryder Family Photo)

View across Aunt Lydia's Cove toward North Beach.  Old Harbor Life Saving Station is visible on North Beach.  (Ryder Family Photo)

View of Chatham Station with watch tower and Radar Tower visible.  (Ryder Family Photo)

Morris Island Boathouse (USCG Photo labeled Aug 1951)

Aerial of Station Chatham - notice the loran buildings behind the station, and the Telephone Technician supplies. (USCG Photo)

Aerial of Station Chatham, notice the loran buildings have been removed. (USCG Photo)

Aerial Photo of Stage Harbor and the causeway.

Aerial Photo of the Light and Coast Guard Station.

  Chatham (Beach) Life Saving Station.

Old Harbor Life Saving Station.

Chatham Coast Guard Station on Morris Island.

Chatham Coast Guard Station on Morris Island 1942.

Aerial Photo of Chatham CG Station circa 1940.

Photo circa 1943, CO (CWO Brown?) standing near overlook. Photo courtesy of the Ryder Family.

Circa 1943, Station front view. Photo courtesy of the Ryder Family

Unknown crew with CO (CWO Brown?) 1943. Photo courtesy of the Ryder Family.

Rear of Station with antennae (notice barracks) c. 1943. Photo courtesy of the Ryder Family.

Unknown crew and CO, 1943. Photo courtesy of the Ryder Family.\

Unknown TT working on phone lines, circa 1943. Photo courtesy of the Ryder Family.

Unknown TT working on phone lines, circa 1943. Photo courtesy of the Ryder Family.

Unknown crew in Station Truck, 1943 Photo courtesy of the Ryder Family.

Unknown CO (CWO Brown?) c 1943 Photo courtesy of the Ryder Family.

Unknown crew c 1943. Photo courtesy of the Ryder Family.

Aunt Lydia's Cove with the 36500(?) on the mooring.  From the Rose Family.

Photo of the interior of the TT Office (~1960's) Photo courtesy of Ray Herzberg, TTC (Ret.)

Photo of the TT Shop (~1960's) Photo courtesy of Ray Herzberg, TTC (Ret.)

Photo of Ed Clayton Photo courtesy of Ray Herzberg, TTC (Ret.)

Liberty Card from 1962 signed by BMC Bernie Webber Card scan courtesy of Ray Herzberg, TTC (Ret.)

More coming all the time, check back!

Last Modified 9/19/2013