2. Coast Guard Station

The red roofed buildings of the Coast Guard station, Station Block Island, at the entrance of the Great Salt Pond makes an impact from whichever way you approach. The main building of the 1930s-era complex is floor floors, including a basement level with a first floor porch and lookout turret that extends above the roofline. The original Coast Guard station, built in 1871, was located outside the entrance to the pond but the use of motorized rescue boats necessitated a relocation.

Station Block Island only currently operates on the on-season and the buildings were given to the Town of Shoreham in 1996. Access the station via Champlin Road and take a pedestrian path down to the waterfront.