History: 1896 Photo of Ditch Plains Life Saving Station


We dug into the archives to find this great historical picture.

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Photo: East Hampton Library, Long Island Collection.

Shown here is the crew of the Ditch Plains Life Saving Station in 1896. The men from left to right are: William Miller the Keeper, Edward Bennett, Worden S. Miller, Heritt Miller, Oliver B. Loper, Charles G. Miller, David Miller, and Phineas Dickerson.


This photograph is part of the collection of the Carleton Kelsey Collection of the Amagansett Historical Association. Kelsey was a local historian and librarian who collected photographs from others to add  to the many photographs he took of the community himself.