Three volumes recording the location of sixty-eight lifesaving stations and lighthouses
located on the Massachusetts shore consist of detailed lists of the amount of equipment kept
at each station, including oars, sails, life-belts, buckets, blankets, etc.; the condition of
the equipment; the name of the keeper and active captain of each station; structures located
on the property of the lifesaving station, including boathouses and houses, what condition
the structure was in, and the year it was built and painted. Also included are the dimensions
of the lifesaving stations, boathouses, and boats located at each station.