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American Red Cross Volunteer Lifesaving Corps in Jacksonville Beach, Photos by James Brown

106 Years & Thousands Saved! The American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps in Jacksonville Beach

If you’ve ever given or received directions anywhere in Jacksonville Beach, the historic lifeguard station located at the foot of Beach Boulevard is used as a unit of distance at some point. For over a century, members of the American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps have kept watch over the coast from the iconic peg tower. It’s a way of life that represents a vital part of the community’s culture as much as the sun and the surf itself. On July 19, Capt. Rob Emahiser shared a detailed narrative of the history of the Life Saving Corps, from its …

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