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Cool and Courageous

2024-05-21T23:23:14-04:00May 21st, 2024|Categories: Celebrating 150 Years|

In the early morning hours of March 28, 1890, a coal-laden schooner, the William H. Keeney, ran aground just southeast of the Little Kinnakeet station. One of the station crew happened upon her as the patrolman was further along his route and hadn’t passed the vessel yet along his return route. Keeper Edward O. Hooker telephoned [...]

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Diligent Duty

2024-05-21T23:22:14-04:00May 16th, 2024|Categories: Celebrating 150 Years|

On October 23, 1889, a rapidly growing storm caught the crew of the schooner, Frank M. McGear, off guard and due to her being empty of cargo, the schooner was quickly driven ashore by the increasing winds and rough tides. A patrolman from the Whale’s Head Station (formerly Jones Hill) discovered her about two miles north [...]

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Careful Concern

2024-05-10T16:36:36-04:00May 10th, 2024|Categories: Celebrating 150 Years|

On August 11, 1889, a small sloop named June became stranded on a sandbar while trying to enter the Oregon Inlet. By the time the Oregon Inlet station crew got to her side, she was in a bad condition being swamped by the waves and the continuous surf breaking over her. Three men were carefully transferred [...]

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A Grateful Soul

2024-05-03T18:03:40-04:00May 3rd, 2024|Categories: Celebrating 150 Years|

On a stormy night, February 22, 1889, a British bark, The Josie Troop, foundered just south of the Chicamacomico station. Spotted around 7:30pm by the north patrolman on his return to the station, he galloped back to sound the alarm and returned to the beach to alert the people on board the bark assistance was on [...]

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A Hero’s Response

2024-04-25T12:26:21-04:00April 25th, 2024|Categories: Celebrating 150 Years|

Just before daybreak on December 22, 1888, the south patrolman of the Oregon Inlet station discovered a stranded schooner about a mile and a half southeast of the station. He signaled to the vessel that help was on the way and hurried back towards the station to sound the alarm. In the meantime, the station lookout [...]

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A Protective Nature

2024-04-18T16:00:17-04:00April 18th, 2024|Categories: Celebrating 150 Years|

On the morning of February 26, 1888, the south patrolman for the Whales Head Station (originally known as Jones Hill) observed a longboat full of people about a mile past the breakers near the station. After learning of the situation, Keeper Andrew Scarborough instructed the surfboat be launched to go to their assistance. They turned out [...]

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A Thankful Heart

2024-04-10T19:13:54-04:00April 10th, 2024|Categories: Celebrating 150 Years|

Near midnight on November 30, 1885, a patrolman from the Caffey’s Inlet station discovered a vessel stranded about a quarter of a mile northeast of the station. The night was so dark and stormy that her lights were barely visible, and the fog made it difficult to discern what type of vessel was in distress. Keeper [...]

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The Long Game

2024-04-03T09:51:38-04:00April 3rd, 2024|Categories: Celebrating 150 Years|

In the wee hours of October 3, 1883, a patrolman for the Kitty Hawk station discovered the schooner Luola Murchison stranded close to the station. Keeper James R. Hobbs decided to launch the surfboat and about an hour after initial notification, the crew arrived and boarded the vessel. They immediately assisted the Murchison crew in running [...]

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Aware and Watchful

2024-04-01T09:00:48-04:00April 1st, 2024|Categories: Celebrating 150 Years|

On September 21, 1883, the crew from the Kitty Hawk Life-Saving Station discovered a schooner about six miles southeast of the station dismasted and flying colors of distress. The surf-boat was launched but due to rough weather, it took about 2 ½ hours for the crew to reach the vessel’s side. Only two sailors were found [...]

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A Moment’s Notice

2024-03-25T08:07:10-04:00March 25th, 2024|Categories: Celebrating 150 Years|

In the morning of March 3, 1883, a small shad-boat named the Allie capsized due to strong winds about five miles north of the Oregon Inlet Life-Saving Station throwing two men into the rough waters. Nearby, two surfmen had begun their own journey to Manteo for station provisions but had turned back due to the weather [...]

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