Surfmen Tee - Heather Gray
Before the US Coast Guard was the United States Life Saving Service, an organization established in 1848 that grew from local efforts to save the lives of mariners shipwrecked off US beaches. Surfmen, appointed to specific stations on the coast, would launch lifeboats from the sand and row through the surf for ship-to-shore rescues of stranded or sinking vessels.
The USLSS stationed seven crews on Fire Island, New York, with one of the first at Lone Hill, or what is today the Fire Island Pines, in 1855. The station became a Coast Guard station in 1915, when the USLSS merged with the Revenue Cutter Service to officially form the United States Coast Guard.
The Lone Hill station remained active until 1938, when a hurricane swept the Atlantic coast and destroyed the boathouse. The site was ultimately abandoned in 1946.
This shirt pays tribute to the Surfmen of Lone Hill, Fire Island and this history.
Standard fit t-shirt
- 100% American grown cotton
Printed on Long Island
Made in USA
- Quinn is 5'11" wearing size L
- Shirt will shrink in the dryer