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Munising U.S. Coast Guard Station (Park Headquarters)

Munising U.S. Coast Guard Station at Sand Point on a summer day. Two sandhill cranes wander the lawn
Munising U.S. Coast Guard Station

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Located at N8391 Sand Point Road, Munising, Michigan.

Bids for the station were submitted on May 25, 1932, calling for a “two story frame dwelling, 30 feet by 45 feet, with concrete foundations; a one story frame boathouse, 37 feet by 55 feet, with creosoted pile foundation; a creosoted wood pile and timber marine launch way, 32 feet by 128 feet; two creosoted pile and timber bulkheads, each 129 feet long; and a creosoted timber and pile landing wharf, 10 feet by 40 feet; together with all necessary excavation, grading, dredging, etc.”The station officially opened on May 16, 1933, with a crew of ten.

On June 6, 1932, the new station was officially designated by the Coast Guard as the “Munising Coast Guard Station..” Construction on the new station was slowed by numerous delays, some caused by weather and others by shortages of materials. 

Decommissioned in 1960, the station became Park Headquarters for Pictured Rocks. 

During the summer months, a historic boat house museum is open to the public. An authentic lifeboat and other exhibits from the Coast Guard are on display in this building.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Last updated: April 12, 2021