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, [...]
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.