This former sea rescue station, originating from the tsarist era, was completed on the Sjustaka cape by the end of 1876. At around the same time, the Ruhnu lighthouse and a new pastoral building (current schoolhouse) were also completed. During the time of kolkhozes, the sea rescue station was moved from the original location on the Sjustaka cape to the coast, by the Ringsu harbour facilities, the construction of which began in 1958. It was moved in one piece by being pulled on the ice. The building was later used as a shipyard for fishing boats. Nowadays, the sea rescue boathouse is a cultural centre, which organises exhibitions, concerts, theatre performances, seminars, workshops, and courses.