Community Projects

Tiana Life Saving Station (Neptunes)

Tiana Life Saving Station - East Quogue - This station was originally erected on Tiana Beach in 1871. It was deactivated in 1937 but it was then reactivated from 1942 to 1944. During that last reactivation phase, it was manned by an all African-American crew. It was just the second all African-American crew after Pea Island, North Carolina. But it was abandoned in 1946 and later turned into a beach club, most recently it was known as Neptune Beach Club. It was purchased by the Town in 2014 for $3,200.000.00. Exterior restoration and structural repairs will go to bid in midsummer 2016 with an estimated completion date of June 2017 for this phase. Future uses include a self-guided exhibit about the life saving station and the men that manned it as well as a small concession. Project duration 12 months.


2018 March - Renovation underway
2017 September - The next phase of the project will focus on the interior finishes. Concession kitchen improvements will be funded by the parks department or other entity
2017 September - Award contract
2017 July - Final phase bids interior restoration
2017 Spring - Estimated completion exterior restoration
2016 June - Bids for exterior and structural repairs
2016 - Exterior restoration plans developed
2015 - Concept plan developed
2015 - Non historic additions and interior items removed
2014 - Purchased property