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Coast Guard Station South Padre Island
Part of Eighth District
South Padre Island, Texas
Type Coast Guard Station
Coordinates Latitude:
Longitude:
In use 1974 – present

United States Coast Guard Station South Padre Island is a Medium-sized Search & Rescue Station home to the Aids to Navigation Team (ANT) South Padre Island, and the cutter USCGC Amberjack (WPB-87315). It belongs to the U.S. Coast Guard's 8th District, Sector Corpus Christi.

History[edit | edit source]

The Coast Guard has a long presence on South Padre Island. The original station, named Brazos Santiago, was established in 1881. A lifesaving station was established in 1918 on Boca Chica Beach named Station Brazos. A new location was opened in 1923 on the southern end of South Padre Island to a building that was used for 50 years.

The current station known as Station Port Isabel was constructed in 1974, which houses the main office spaces and duty crew berthing. In 1998 the station was renamed Coast Guard Station South Padre Island reflecting on the island geographic location of the station.

References[edit | edit source]

http://www.uscg.mil/d8/d8units.asp


Coordinates: 26°04′23″N 97°09′58″W / 26.073°N 97.166°W / 26.073; -97.166

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