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Contact: Bruce Leutscher, 906-387-2680, x 2
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has prepared a Cultural Landscape Report/Environmental Assessment (CLR/EA) for the Sand Point US Coast Guard Life Saving Station in Munising. The park is seeking guidance for addressing critical issues such as universal access, vegetation management, and visitor amenities. The public comment period will be open for 30 days, beginning March 9, 2017.
From 1933 to 1958, the Munising USCG station was an active life saving station. The area is at the end of Sand Point Road and encompasses the 7.11 acre area included in the historic USCG boundary. Features of the cultural landscape include concrete walks and curb, historic vegetation, views, and three historically significant buildings — Munising Life Saving Station (currently park offices), Munising Life Saving Station Oil House, and Munising Life Saving Station Boathouse and Launch way.
The purpose of the CLR/EA is to guide the long-term stewardship of the former station for the enjoyment of current visitors and future generations by improving cultural resource protection, supporting park operations, and providing a cohesive, unified visitor experience. The park has prepared the CLR/EA through a contract with a project team of landscape architects, architects, historians, engineers, and environmental scientists.
A printed copy of the document can be viewed at the park headquarters at Sand Point, or it can be accessed for digital download on line at https://parkplanning.nps.
For further information, call 906-387-2680 ext. 2