Life-Saving Station to Host Events on Sindia

Life-Saving Station to Host Events on Sindia

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The rescue effort of the Ocean City Life-Saving Station in the 1901 Sindia shipwreck will be discussed during a two-day open house this month. (Photos courtesy of the Ocean City Historical Museum)

On the 118th anniversary of the stormy night when the 329-foot sailing ship ran aground in Ocean City, the historic U.S. Life-Saving Station 30 will welcome visitors interested in learning more about the wreck of the Sindia and the rescue of her crew.

The restored Life-Saving Station (at the corner of Fourth Street and Atlantic Avenue in Ocean City) will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and Dec. 15.

Special guest speakers will give lectures on the Sindia at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day.

Portions of a Sindia journal found in 1960 will be read, and newly acquired Sindia artifacts will be on display.

The lore of the Sindia will be discussed during the events.

At the same time, a new Sindia display at the Ocean City Historical Museum (1735 Simpson Avenue) will be unveiled, and photos will be available for purchase.

The Sindia came ashore in the surf near 17th Street on Dec. 15, 1901.

Surfmen from Life-Saving Station 30 helped bring the crew to safety.

The station has been restored and appears as it would have in the era of the Sindia rescue.

Visitors will get to tour the Life-Saving Station.