Westport Dawning

Coming the summer of  2018 to the visitor center next to Horseneck Point Lifesaving Station, 241 East Beach Rd. Westport, MA

View the beauty of the Westport River by the dawn’s early light. Photos by Greg Stone.

Notorious shipwrecks off Westport!

The stories about the fate of three large ships, all over 300 feet long, that went aground nearby – the USS Yankee (1908) pictured above, the HMCS St. Francis (1945) and the Angela (1971) – are on display in the Lifesaving Station.




Video introduction



westport river westport fishermans org, westport ma.This original 1912 Clifford Ashley illustration will be temporarily in storage while we mount the Westport Dawning exhibit. It was donated to the WFA in October 2105 by the painter’s daughter, Phoebe Chardon. This black and white painting depicts three workmen at the ramp of Ship’s Bottom Lifesaving station.  Clifford Warren Ashley, who lived from 1881 to 1947, was an American artist, author, sailor, and knot expert, well known for his maritime art.

Plan to come by when someone can be there to greet you, share the story of this historic site and the mission of the Westport Fishermen’s Association -Advocates for Healthy Marine Resources.

Summer hours: Wednesdays,  Saturdays and Sundays Noon to 4 PM.

Spring & Fall: Wednesdays Noon to 4 PM.

During the off season email us at [email protected] to make an appointment.