Hull Lifesaving Museum
The Hull Lifesaving Museum occupies the Point Allerton Lifesaving Station, a historic building of the United States Life-Saving Service in Hull, Massachusetts. The service was a U.S. government agency that grew out of private and local humanitarian efforts to save the lives of shipwrecked mariners and passengers. It began in 1848 and ultimately merged with the Revenue Cutter Service to form the U.S. Coast Guard in 1915. The Queen Anne style station was built in 1889 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. It is a minimally-decorated building, scaled to fit into the surrounding residential area. Its first commander was Hull native Joshua James, whose heroic career in lifesaving is detailed in the museum.