There were three stations at Cove with the final one being used until 1962. Due to the silting up of the estuary, the slipway station was closed and the Lifeboat was kept afloat until a more suitable site for launching was found. For many years there were always two Lifeboats on station with a smaller pulling (or rowed) Lifeboat and a larger engine propelled vessel. In 1967 a new station was sighted at Trevose Head and the site has been used ever since. A Land Rover is now used to get the crew to the Lifeboat station when they are needed, and pagers have long replaced the signalling maroons.