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By Stacy Thomas,Virginia Thomas

Jutting out of Wisconsin into the blue waters of Lake Michigan, the scenic peninsula of Door County is endowed with the longest sea coast of any county within the country. because the mid-1800s, the zone has boasted a robust maritime undefined, depending on the consistent vigilance and efforts of U.S. Coast safeguard devices. The county has been domestic to as many as 12 historical gentle stations, in addition to 3 life-saving stations. starting with Pottawatomie mild in 1837 and Sturgeon Bay Canal Life-Saving Station in 1886, keepers and surfmen survived either boredom and peril to make sure secure navigation and trade, whereas rescuing these in misery. via archival images, tales of
shipwrecks, rescues, provider, and delight spring to existence. infrequent rescue pictures of the Otter, a schooner which wrecked in 1895, are in particular noteworthy.

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