Coast Guard Station Menemsha
|Coast Guard Station Menemsha|
|Part of 1st District|
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|Type||Coast Guard Station|
|Owner||United States Coast Guard|
|Senior Chief (BM) Robert J. Riemer, USCG|
The United States Life-Saving Service (a forerunner to the Coast Guard) established a station at Gay Head in 1895. In 1952, the Coast Guard station located at Cuttyhunk was moved by barge to Menemsha, replacing the Gay Head station. The station was not renamed Menemsha, however, until 1974.
In July 2010, a fire destroyed the boat house as well as damaged other buildings and the dock at the station.
- Sigelman, Nelson (July 15, 2010). "A brief history of Coast Guard Station Menemsha". Martha's Vineyard Times.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Lovewell, Mark Allen (January 7, 2005). "Strengthening Station Menemsha Amid Tragedies in Island Waters". Vineyard Gazette Online.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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