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Midgett House Re-Opens

2018-12-21T17:23:45-05:00July 26th, 2017|Categories: News Release|

We are pleased to announce that the Midgett House is now open to visitors at the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station in Rodanthe. Thanks are due to Board Member Sandy Sanderson who assessed the damage and determined what needed to be done immediately so as to get the house open and safe for visitors. Thanks are also [...]

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Help to Reopen the Midgett House

2018-12-21T17:23:45-05:00July 7th, 2017|Categories: News Release|

Please help us reopen the Midgett House after the July 2nd lightning strike. Cornelius and Daisy Midgett built this house in 1907 and in 2006 Bette Gray & Trish Midgette donated and moved this little house to Chicamacomico. Furnished as a Hatteras Island family may have lived back in the day, she has since been one [...]

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Breeches Buoy Reenactment

2018-12-21T17:23:45-05:00June 30th, 2017|Categories: News Release|

BREECHES BOUY REENACTMENT AT CHICAMACOMICO HISTORIC M-- USEUM Widely known for its rich history of saving souls in peril from the sea the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station, for many years, conducted a Reenactment of the beach apparatus rescue drill. The drill was recognized as an integral part of the Life-Saving Service and early Coast Guard along our [...]

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Nags Head Water Rescue

2018-12-21T17:23:45-05:00May 25th, 2017|Categories: News Release|

Nags Head Water Rescue assemble on the side porch of Chicamacomico's 1911 Life Saving Station in Rodanthe after their annual orientation visit to the Station. They learned about their historical predecessors on the Outer Banks and the noble tradition that they will embody this summer. Stay Safe All.

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Dowdy Park Dedication

2017-05-15T14:56:23-04:00May 15th, 2017|Categories: News Release|

Chicamacomico brought their famous “Paint a Shake” station to the dedication of Dowdy Park in Nags Head. The Dare County Arts Council conducted their annual “ArtRageous” program as part of the festivities. The park has a 100% handicap accessible playground and is certainly something to see. The photos show that kids take to art like ducks [...]

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Chicamacomico’s 1874 Station Gets a New Roof

2019-10-21T09:43:13-04:00May 12th, 2017|Categories: News Release|

Fin and Nancy Gaddy of Manteo present Board President John Griffin with a check for $20,000 to replace the roof of Chicamacomico’s 1874 Station which is visible in the background. Fin, a local Charter Captain, donated the funds from the Charles W Gaddy and Lucy Finch Gaddy Endowment Fund administered by the North Carolina Community Foundation [...]

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Dr. Henry & Terry Falkowski Donated Over 20 Ship Models

2019-10-21T09:42:23-04:00May 12th, 2017|Categories: News Release|

Dr. Henry & Terry Falkowski of Potomac State College of West Virginia present Site Rep Elaine Haines with a model of the Harriet Lane and a figure of a surfman. All told they donated over 20 ship models and 3 figures of surfmen this Spring. Henry is a chemistry professor who’s hobby is authentic scaled models [...]

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Chicamacomico Historic Site New Sign

2018-12-21T17:23:46-05:00May 5th, 2017|Categories: News Release|

Check out our new Entry Sign. Coastal Impressions made us a new sign for our Rt 12 frontage. It has a “Marquee feature” that will let us list current and up-coming events. Board VP Mike Daugherty installed the sign last Sunday, and the RWS Civic Association contributed financial support to defray some of the costs. Come [...]

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Chicamacomico is Looking for a Few Good Men or Women

2019-11-19T10:39:15-05:00April 15th, 2017|Categories: News Release|

Widely known for its rich history of saving souls in peril from the sea the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station has, for many years, provided a re-enactment of the beach apparatus rescue drill, recognized as an integral part of the Life-Saving Service. This public demonstration has, unfortunately, been curtailed for the past few years as the USCG reconsidered its [...]

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