David Pinyerd was born in Oregon and works as a historic preservationist out of his home in Albany. He received his master's from the University of Oregon in historic preservation with a thesis on the architecture of the U.S. Life-Saving Service in Oregon. He is a member of the board of the U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association, working to save the artifacts and stories of the Life-Saving Service and the early Coast Guard.
U.S. Life-Saving Service in Oregon
The mission of the U.S. Life-Saving Service was to rescue those in peril from the sea. To serve that mission, the federal government built coastal stations to house the men and equipment engaged in rescue operations. The stations were integral in the development of Oregon's coastal communities, whose livelihood and …