The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), Thursday, September 14, 1876

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THE LIFE STATIONS. -- W. F. Bushnell, of Evanston, Ill., who is now shipping materials from Oswego for the construction of life-saving stations at Texas and Big Sandy Creek, gives the following information relative to the stations he has erected during the year. These buildings are 20 x 45 feet, one and one-half stories high, with two rooms in the first story and four above. On the roof is a walk-way and a lookout. The roofs are painted red, and the sides are light drab, trimmed with a darker shade. Oil and shellac take the place of paint inside. Mr. Bushnell has a contract with the government for the construction of nine stations, seven of which are completed - at Point au Bec Sies (Point Betsey); Point au Sable; Ottawa Point (Tawas); Sturgeon Point; Thunder Bay Island; Forty Mile Point; and Point au Barques. The stations at Texas and Big Sandy Creek will be completed within the next thirty days. These stations will be supplied with life boats, all the requisite appliances for saving life and property, amounting in value from $2,000 to $3,000. A crew will be employed during the stormy season, and the remainder of the time one person will be in charge of each station.

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William R. McNeil
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Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), Thursday, September 14, 1876