36-Ft. Motor Lifeboat
Restoration Project
On Going Project through 2020
"She's in need of a
Face-lift to bring her back to
what she looked liked when
she was in service on
Humboldt Bay"
One of the few remaining 36 MLB resides in front of our beautiful USCG Station
Humboldt Bay. The Type TRS motor lifeboat was the last wooden-hulled coastal
lifeboat design developed by the Coast Guard. They were constructed from 1937
to 1956 at the Curtis Bay Yard. The 36515 served on Humboldt Bay until 1976.
It was restored by the Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum back in the 1980's, then
moved to the station in the 90's and displayed outdoors since then. Like most
wooden boats, It has been the victim of our local weather and is in dyer need of
restoration for our future generations and the community. Ultimately, funds are
what is really needed to complete this historic project.
Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay with the 36 Ft Motor
Life Boat on top of the rails, where she sits today.
View from 2nd floor of Coast Guard
Station Humboldt Bay