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September 6, 2013

Rockporter writes new book on Cape Ann lifesaving stations

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“These stations were all the way up to Plum Island and down to Cape Cod,” he said. “They were established because there were so many shipwrecks going on in places near the lighthouses, so they needed some place where shipwreck survivors could go.”

These stations had water, food and clothing in the huts, and eventually were manned with surf boats. The book tells tales of heroism and adventure and highlights the dedication of the lighthouse keepers and lifesaving surfmen, according to the publisher. The book also provides an overview on life in Cape Ann, its fishing, granite and ship building industries, as well as its artistic history.

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