History: Photos of Captain Madison King and Life Saving Crew


We dug into the archives to find these great historical pictures.

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Photo: East Hampton Library, Long Island Collection.

Shown above is Captain Madison King and the life-saving crew. While the date the photograph is taken is unknown the location of the photograph is said to be in Amagansett.


Another photo below shows King seated with a dog. The wooden building may be Amagansett Life Saving Station, although the note is partially cut off. The 1850-1898 on the reverse of the image indicates Madison's lifespan, as per his gravestone on FindAGrave.com. The partially cut off note indicates Madison was given the honorific of Captain, but it's not clear if that's a military title or a seafaring title.


Photo: East Hampton Library, Long Island Collection.


These photographs are 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.