Hull Lifesaving Museum US Map & Phone & Address
1117 Nantasket Ave. Hull; (617) 925-LIFE (5433)
Housed in an actual, restored 1889 U.S. lifesaving station, the Hull Life-saving Museum lets you experience the drama of a rescue at sea. These techniques are demonstrated on visitors; kids young and old will love swooping along the suspended ropes, just like a real-live action movie.
The admission fee of $3 ($2 seniors, $1.50 students and kids) includes a video presentation and a guided tour of the museum. During the school year, hours are from 12 noon to 5 P.M. on weekends only; in the summer months, the museum is open these same hours on Wednesday through Friday afternoons.
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The light was provided by acetylene gas produced by carbide, and the white coating covering the cliff face here, which can be seen from Seahouses, is not caused by bird droppings, as many people think, but by waste carbide. Like most of the lighthouses around Britain, including the Longstone Lighthouse on the Outer Farnes, it is more than probable that the power source has just recently been changed again, making them even more reliable. The Farne Islands are a nature reserve and world-famous bird sanctuary, owned and administered by the National Trust. They have laid down rules to protect the birds, animals and flora and fauna on all of the islands and have made it illegal to land on them, except in an emergency, although landing on Farne and Staple is permitted at certain times of the year for a fee payable to the National Trust. This can be made either to the wardens at the boat-landing sites or be pre-paid at the Information Centre at Seahouses. Further inquiries can be made through the warden/naturalist in Seahouses. After paying the admission fee, there are still some strict guidelines to be followed when visiting the islands. The Farne Islands are an absolute dream for visiting ornithologists, being one of the very few places where you can get extremely close to all kinds of breeding, nesting seabirds, normally only to be seen through the lenses ofpowerful binoculars. Although the vast majority of divers do not go to the Farne Islands just to look at the birds, there cannot be many who are not fascinated and impressed by their diving abilities, the speed at which they can travel underwater and the depths they can reach in search of food. Near their nesting colonies on Staple Island and the Pinnacles, the birds sometimes cover the sea in huge flocks.
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