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Learn About the Origins of the Lifesaving Service from Commander Carl Smith

By |2019-11-19T10:33:52-05:00August 1st, 2016|Categories: News Release|

RODANTHE, NC, July 1, 2016 – The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station is excited to announce another summer program! Commander Carl Smith, USCG (retired) will give a talk at 2 p.m. each Thursday in July in the 1874 Chicamacomico boathouse on the origins of the Lifesaving Service and its evolution into the modern Coast Guard. He will also [...]

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NOTABLE SHIPWRECKS

By |2018-12-21T17:23:46-05:00July 21st, 2016|Categories: History|

Notable shipwrecks responded to by the Chicamacomico station from 1897 to 1915 » New York Times Article • 2-24-1897: Samuel W. Wall; Schooner rig; 306 ton; crew 7; 7 saved; beach apparatus used. • 2-17-1898: Samuel W. Tilton; 4 mast; 890 ton; crew 9; 9 saved; boat used. • 4-27-1898: George L. Fessenden; 3 mast; 393 [...]

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US LIFE-SAVING SERVICE

By |2016-11-02T22:32:05-04:00July 21st, 2016|Categories: History|

In 1874, seven Life-Saving Stations were built in North Carolina. Chicamacomico Station was the first completed and commissioned Life-Saving Station in North Carolina. It is the birthplace of the USCG in North Carolina and we honor Coast Guard members and welcome them with free admission. August 4,1790 the United States Coast Guard was originated when George [...]

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STATIONS AND 1874 STATION HISTORY

By |2018-12-21T17:23:46-05:00July 21st, 2016|Categories: History|

North Carolina receives its first seven stations On April 20, 1871, Congress voted an appropriation of $200,000 for Life-Saving purposes. Sumner Increase Kimball was nominated by President Ulysses S. Grant, and without going through the committee process was confirmed as General Superintendent of Life-Saving Service. Of the twelve Districts formed, the Sixth District was comprised of [...]

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RASMUS S. MIDGETT

By |2016-11-02T22:32:06-04:00July 21st, 2016|Categories: History|

Erasmus “Rasmus” Scarborough Midgett (1851–1926) was a surfman with the United States Life-Saving Service on Hatteras Island in North Carolina who single-handedly rescued ten men from the sinking barkentine Priscilla. The Priscilla, a 643-ton vessel, was out of Baltimore, Maryland and captained by Benjamin Springsteen, who was joined by his wife and 12-year-old son, Elmer, and [...]

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