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Restored surf vessel takes final journey to museum

An open, wooden boat from the 1930s that was used to save victims of Cape shipwrecks has found a new home in Provincetown, Mass.

The 26-foot surf boat was recently moved to the Old Harbor Life-Saving Station at Race Point Beach, in the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Surf boats were the primary rescue vessels at the 13 lifesaving stations that dotted the Atlantic coastline from Provincetown to Chatham at the turn of the century, according to Seashore historian William Burke. The Old Harbor station, now a museum, is the only intact station remaining.

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