The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Monday, Oct. 16, 1876

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Big Sandy Life Station

Adams Herald: The building of the new life-saving station at the mouth of Big Sandy Creek is approaching completion. It stands on the north side of the Creek, near the sand beach, on the east side of the first bluff. It is 20x40 feet, with posts sixteen feet height. The roof, which rises ten feet above the plates, has two observatories, connected by a walk. Midway between them is a flagstaff twenty feet high. The building rests on cedar posts which are embedded in the sand to a depth of four feet, making the foundation solid.

There will be two rooms below and four above, all finished in fine style. When completed, it will be supplied with one of the new "self-bailing, self-righting" metallic life boats, manned by a crew of eight men, composed of a captain, coxswain and six oarsmen. The building is nearly all pine, and will cost about $3,000. - Ten workmen are at work on it, and is to be completed early this month. The entire cost, including furniture, boat and boat-house, will, probably, reach about $4,000.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Monday, Oct. 16, 1876