A look at Long Beach Island, NJ
Bonds’ Lifesaving Station in Holgate is now a private residence. It was one of six stations on Long Beach Island.
The lifesaving stations were staffed with a crew and had lifeboats, Lyle guns and other lifesaving equipment. Their duty was to rescue passengers and crew from ships that foundered in the surf. The typically had a lookout tower and a bay for surf boats.
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