8 Interesting Facts about Coastguard Stations

1. The initial purpose of the Coastguard was revenue protection, but this changed during the 19th century to that of naval reserve. 2. In the 1920s life-saving responsibilities became the Coastguard’s primary role, along with coastal observation. 3. Over the last two centuries the number of stations has fluctuated, reaching a peak of over 500 in the early 20th century. 4. The more isolated stations were required to be self-sufficient and in addition to the accommodation and storage facilities there mightRead more