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Coast Guard Station Chatham

Chatham, Massachusetts

Welcome to United States Coast Guard Station Chatham. Station Chatham is a multi-mission Surf Station located on historic Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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After much anticipation, CG44301 comes back to Chatham to its final resting location and can be enjoyed by all. Station Chatham has had the honor to maintain the last (and the first) of the 44' Motor Lifeboats, the CG 44301. The workhorse of the Motor Lifeboat Fleet for over 40 years, retired officially on May 8, 2009. Click here for more information about the boat. Photo by BMCS Dave Considine


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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

Last Modified 12/21/2016