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Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Membership Meeting Summary

By |2018-12-21T17:23:44+00:00January 17th, 2018|Categories: News Release|

Date: December 2, 2017 Attendees: John Griffin, Ralph Buxton, Larry Grubbs, Sandy Sanderson, Dinah Beveridge, Ryan Gentry, Amy Etherington, & Richard Shaw Welcome/Introductions (John) Grants/Capital Projects/Finances (Ralph) Total cash: $30,100.86 unrestricted, $42,173.45 (restricted) (Restricted funds are limited to a specific use either by benefactors, foundations, or the Board) Gift shop sales are up 5.08% (through 10/31), [...]

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Christening of the Midgett

By |2017-12-12T14:31:51+00:00December 12th, 2017|Categories: News Release|

USCG Cutter Midgett Christening With at least 200 past and current members of the Coast Gaurd being Midgetts, it is undoubtedly expected to have named a ship after the iconic name. Midgett (WMSL 757) is a National Security Cutter named in honor of John Allen Midgett. See the video below of the Christening and hear the [...]

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Hatteras Island Thanksgiving Week Activities

By |2018-12-21T17:23:44+00:00November 13th, 2017|Categories: News Release|

1. Special Beach Apparatus Drill - Tuesday 11/21 at 2:00pm - Free with Chicamacomico LSS Admission Video Shot by OBX Daydream Videos 2. Pig Roast Fundraiser - Tuesday 11/21 at 5:00pm till... Event will be held at the RSW Community Building. $12 Per Person 3. Visit with Santa! - Friday 11/24 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm [...]

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Matching Grant Endowment

By |2018-12-21T17:23:44+00:00November 8th, 2017|Categories: News Release|

Chicamacomico Historic Association The Chicamacomico Historic Association is pleased to be a recipient of a $2500. Matching Grant from the Outer Banks Community Fund (OBCF) to increase our endowment fund. If we can raise $2500 specifically for our endowment fund by 11/30/2017 OBCF will match that amount so your gift will be doubled! Our endowment fund, [...]

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New Gift Shop Items

By |2018-12-21T17:23:44+00:00September 12th, 2017|Categories: News Release|

Now available in the gift shop, If you are not able to get to the station give us a call we’d be glad to ship these items to you. Surf Checks $12.95 Mirlo Commemorative Coins in Velvet Box $20; in acrylic case $18.

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99th Mirlo Commemoration

By |2018-12-21T17:23:44+00:00September 5th, 2017|Categories: News Release|

Justin O'Neal of Rodanthe reads the actual log entry written by John Allen Midgett, Jr on Aug 16, 1918, which describes the rescue of 42 British Merchant Seamen from the oil tanker Mirlo which had been torpedoed off our coast by a German U-boat. Justin is a descendant of both "Capt Johnnie" and crew member Prochorus [...]

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Chicamacomico Announces Saturday Hours

By |2018-12-21T17:23:44+00:00August 24th, 2017|Categories: News Release|

The Chicamacomico Life Saving Station and Museum in Rodanthe is pleased to announce that, beginning September 2nd and continuing through October, we will now be open on Saturdays from 10AM to 4 PM. Dinah Beveridge, site manager, says "Hopefully this will allow weekend visitors to the Outer Banks to view this important piece of local history". [...]

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Junior ROTC Beach Apparatus Drill

By |2018-12-21T17:23:44+00:00August 8th, 2017|Categories: News Release|

Junior ROTC Students from Camden County High School under the leadership of Master Chief Lyndon Dupree (USCG-Ret), who is their Maritime Science instructor, will be performing the Beach Apparatus Drill on Friday, August 11, 2017, at 2:00 pm. Assisted by members of Chicamacomico’s drill team, these students will be experiencing both the history of the service [...]

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Drill Day

By |2018-12-21T17:23:45+00:00August 4th, 2017|Categories: News Release|

We had a free admission day on August 3rd as Hatteras Island was still under a nonresident evacuation order. We almost never cancel the drill so we decided to give our neighbors, who are usually working, an opportunity to attend. We planned to "rescue" all the kids that wished to participate. Larry Grubbs (Drill Keeper), [...]

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