Community Projects

Tiana Life Saving Station (Neptune Beach Club)

Tiana Life Saving Station - East Quogue
70 Dune Rd, East Quogue, NY 11942

This station was originally erected on Tiana Beach in 1871.  It was deactivated in 1937 but it was again reactivated from 1942 to 1944.  During the 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 through the Community Preservation Fund (CPF) in 2014 for $3,200,000. The first-phase of the renovation was demolition of non-historic additions. The second-phase of the renovation process included restoration and structural repairs to be completed by the end of summer 2018.   The third-and-final phase will include design of both the interior and exterior of the building. Future uses of the building include a self-guided exhibit about the men who manned it as well as a small concession and outside deck area. Current restoration efforts are being funded through CPF.  Once completed and open to the Public, the site will be managed by the Parks and Recreation Department. The Tiana Life Saving Station will be the fourth historic restoration in Hampton Bays.  It is expected to be open to the public during the summer of 2019.

TIME-LINE:

2019 Summer - Expected opening to the public
2018 Fall - Third and final phase on design interior and exterior
2018 August - Second phase completed, restoration & structural repairs
2018 July -Interior renovation begins
2018 March - Exterior Renovation begins
2017 September - Design phase of interior finishes
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