The first-ever Shuck Hatteras Festival is coming to the Tri-villages on December 16-17, and the event is a shellabration of community, music, and of course, oysters. The festivities kick off on Friday, December 16, at the Cape Hatteras/Outer Banks KOA Resort with live music by renowned local band The Yacht Dogs, and local delicacies by Cousin’s [...]
Chicamacomico Station built in 1911 Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station and Museum is pleased to be nominated for Best Tourist Attraction in the Coastland Times Annual “Best of” Contest. You can vote for us (We hope you do!) at the Coastland Times and scroll to “Tourist Attraction” under the Activities tab. The contest will close on [...]
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 [...]
Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station and Museum First Flight Chiefs Drill Team Chesapeake Regional Chiefs Drill Team A lifesaving re-enactment drill that is not on a Thursday at 2pm? Yes, kind of. More like a sand flying, rope towing, gun shooting battle royal of North vs. South that went down October 7th at the [...]
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, [...]
Listen to Chicamacomico Executive Director John Griffin interviewed by Back Roads & Back Waters blogger Terry Guthrie.
It’s not often that we have a book signing event at Chicamacomico, but it’s not often that we find a new novel featuring Life Saving Stations on both Cape Cod and Hatteras Island. Between Tides weaves a tale of a mysterious Station Keeper who leaves a family on Cape Cod to start a new one on [...]