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 discuss the 1918 rescue of the crew of the British ship “Mirlo” and how rescues are done today with modern equipment. He will take questions afterwards.

Commander Smith is a Coast Guard Academy graduate who spent 20 years on active duty. He is a graduate of the National Search and Rescue School and was involved in 1,300 SAR (Search and Rescue) cases during his career. He is also a master mariner who has sailed in many parts of the world.

We are located in the Village of Rodanthe at 23645 NC Highway 12 across from the Community Building.

Come visit our historic site and learn an important part of Hatteras Island’s Maritime History

The Chicamacomico Historical Association is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to restore, preserve and interpret the buildings and history of Chicamacomico Life- Saving Station, as well as the U.S. Life-Saving Service and its successor, the U.S. Coast Guard on the Outer Banks.

For more information, call 252-987-1552 or visit