The historic Horseneck Point Life-Saving Station (LSS) will be open to the public on Columbus Day Weekend (Oct. 10-12) for visitors to delve into the area’s maritime past, learn about the plants and animals that call Buzzards Bay their home and discover the scenic beauty of the coast.
The Life-Saving station, which is now located near the causeway to Gooseberry Island, will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday through Monday for adults and families interested in learning about the Bay’s treacherous entrance, and the history of oil spills and accidents that have driven recent successes in environmental protection.
On Monday, Oct. 12, the center will host a special program, a Photographic Scavenger Hunt, that takes a playful approach to learning about and practicing the art of nature photography. This activity, which will be led by photographer Greg Stone, is free. However, space is limited and registration is required.
Built in 1888 to protect sailors along this dangerous stretch of Buzzards Bay’s coastline, the Horseneck Point Life-Saving Station was restored and reopened as a visitor center in 2009 by the Westport Fishermen’s Association. Today, the Lifesaving Station is managed by the Buzzards Bay Coalition, following the Coalition’s merger with the WFA. Admission is free. In keeping with current public health regulations, however, all visitors will be asked to wear a mask while inside the station. In addition, visitors may be asked to wait outside if the building is at capacity.
The Horseneck Point Life-Saving Station is typically open to the public seasonally from June through September, and hosts select programs throughout the fall and winter For more information visit savebuzzardsbay.org/events.
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