Hard-fought Battle of Rescuing on behalf of the Rescuers - A century after being commissioned in December of 1874, the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station was in rough shape and in need of a life-saving of its own. The facility had been abandoned by the U.S. Coast Guard in the mid-1950’s and, if left to the harsh [...]
Hear CHA Board President Larry Grubbs narrate NBCLX's Greg Bledsoe's piece on the Graveyard of the Atlantic. This undertaking was part of Greg's Family Geography Project. The ‘Graveyard of the Atlantic' Is Still Wrecking Boats Off the Outer Banks of NC READ MORE...
The day after Thanksgiving is the day that we close the Life-Saving Station for the winter as well as well as day that Santa visits the station. This years’ price of admission was a donation to the Elvin Hooper Scholarship Fund. Elvin was a true Hatteras Island Treasure who, among other accomplishments, was a loving husband [...]
November 2021 Chicamacomico was honored to host two groups of US Coast Guards’ finest who recently were or soon will be promoted to the rank of Chief Petty Officer (E7). Those undergoing the indoctrination were from First Flight Chief’s Mess (Elizabeth City, NC) and Chesapeake Chief’s Mess (VA) and they were here to practice leadership, [...]
It’s not often that we have a book signing event at Chicamacomico, but it’s not often that we find a new novel featuring Life Saving Stations on both Cape Cod and Hatteras Island. Between Tides weaves a tale of a mysterious Station Keeper who leaves a family on Cape Cod to start a new one on [...]
Our 1st Beach Apparatus Drill of the 2021 season will be at 2 PM on Thursday May 20th. The Drill will continue every Thursday at 2PM throughout the Summer.
The mechanics of The Beach Apparatus of the United States Lifesaving Service and early United States Coast Guard by Larry Grubbs - Station Keeper, Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station The Lyle Gun is fired during a Beach Apparatus Drill at Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station. See the shot line leading from the faking box at right to the shot, [...]
Dinah Beveridge - Site Manager, Mary Ann Cohen - Board Member, Ralph Buxton - Past Treasurer, Larry Grubbs - President, John Griffin - Past President Each Year the Outer Banks Community Foundation sponsors a Video Contest with the general theme of “How the Community Foundation has helped us”. Using source material from a variety [...]
Funded in large part by the Dare County Tourism Board, Chicamacomico was able to purchase the property adjacent to the 1911 Station so as to insure that it remain undeveloped unless and until our organization can determine a use consistent with our mission (to preserve this site and the stories of the men who served in [...]