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World War I Exhibit Opens August 13th at the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station

By | August 2nd, 2018|Categories: History, News Release|

In a tribute to victory acres, war bonds, and heroic efforts in battles and at home, a traveling exhibition commemorating the centennial of the U.S. entry into World War I opens in Rodanthe, NC at the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station at 23645 NC Highway 12 (MP 39.5). Chicamacomico, in conjunction with the North Carolina Department of [...]

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Paintings of the Mirlo Rescue

By | June 9th, 2017|Categories: History|

CHA Treasurer Ralph Buxton unveils two paintings by renowned maritime artist Austin Dwyer depicting the Mirlo Rescue.

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Ingalls Shipbuilding Lays Keel on NSC Midgett

By | February 6th, 2017|Categories: History, News Release|

“I hereby declare that the Keel of Midgett (WMSL 757) has been Truly and Fairly Laid,” Jazania O’Neal of Rodanthe announced at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, MS. The Authentication of the Keel ceremony for the United States Coast Guard National Security Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) was held on Friday, January 27. Eleven descendants of its Namesake, [...]

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NOTABLE SHIPWRECKS

By | July 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 | July 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 | July 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 | July 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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