Today Chicamacomico was quite thrilled to host Michael Maloney who was administered the Oath of Office by Sean Maloney, his Dad. Michael enlisted in the USCG under the Direct Admission Law Specialty Program and will “ship out” to Washington DC after the holidays. A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill Law School Michael elected to serve his country [...]
Discovering Hatteras Island’s Own Outdoor Drama The Local online news outlet here in Hatteras Island, the Island Free Press (IFP) wrote a wonderful article on the Chicamacomico LSS and the Drama and history it has to offer. Take a Look at "Time Travelling in Rodanthe – Discovering Hatteras Island’s Own Outdoor Drama"
The Chicamacomico Historical Association is most pleased to announce that acclaimed NC Historian Kevin Duffus is about to launch the definitive story of the Mirlo Rescue in time for the 100th Anniversary of this incredible rescue that took place of our shores on August 16, 1918. His book " Into the Burning See The 1918 Mirlo [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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