A Special Rescue Re-enactment

2022-11-01T08:13:55-04:00November 1st, 2022|Categories: History|

Sailor gets rescued Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station Museum is the most completely restored Lifesaving Station in the United States. It is committed to preserving the buildings and the stories of the men who served here and in other stations along the coast of Hatteras Island, Dare County, and North Carolina. The descendants of the surfmen [...]

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Hard-fought Battle of Rescuing on behalf of the Rescuers

2022-02-14T12:04:08-05:00February 14th, 2022|Categories: History|

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 [...]

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The Beach Apparatus of the US Lifesaving Service and Early USCG

2019-11-19T10:26:42-05:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: History, News Release|

The mechanics of The Beach Apparatus of the United States Lifesaving Service and early United States Coast Guard by Larry Grubbs - Station Keeper, Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station The Lyle Gun is fired during a Beach Apparatus Drill at Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station. See the shot line leading from the faking box at right to the shot, [...]

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Oath of Office

2018-12-21T14:41:51-05:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: Alerts, History, News Release, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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Ingalls Shipbuilding Lays Keel on NSC Midgett

2018-12-21T17:23:46-05:00February 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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2023-03-11T15:08:20-05:00July 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 [...]



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 [...]



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 [...]



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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