April 11, 2018 –
Distinguished Lecture Series presents Sandra Henderson Thurlow – The U.S. Life-Saving Service (wc 55)
Two of Thurlow’s several books focus on Florida’s ten houses of refuge, built by the U.S. Life-Saving Service, forerunner of the U.S. Coast Guard. One remains: Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge, now a museum managed by the Historical Society of Martin County. Thurlow will discuss her latest book, U.S. Life Saving Service—Florida’s East Coast.