Station Block Island, created by the USLSS, is US Coast Guard Station that was established on the southwest corner of Block Island. But, when the motorized rescue craft was introduced, the station was relocated to the Great Salt Pond. This Station Block Island served as the islands premier Coast Guard location, replacing three separate ones that previously were being used. In 1986, Station Block Island was decommissioned as a year-round, fully operational unit.
In 1996 the station’s buildings were given to the Town of New Shoreham in 1996 with the stipulation that they keep quarters for the Coast Guardsmen on duty during the summer.