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Honoring the 150th Anniversary of the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station in Rodanthe

A PROCLAMATION Honoring the 150th Anniversary of the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station in Rodanthe and Declaring October 2024 as Life-Saving Service Commemoration Month WHEREAS, during the late 1700s and early 1800s, an increase in maritime trade resulted in the greater possibility of near-shore shipwrecks occurring along the East Coast of the United States, and; WHEREAS, at that [...]

2024-01-24T17:17:44-05:00January 24th, 2024|Categories: News Release|Comments Off on Honoring the 150th Anniversary of the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station in Rodanthe

Chicamacomico Historical Association and Dare Arts Announce Second Historical Arts Project

Media Release For Immediate Release December 6, 2023 Chicamacomico Historical Association and Dare Arts Announce Second Historical Arts Project   To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station and the Lifesaving Service on the North Carolina Coast, Dare Arts and the Chicamacomico Historical Association have teamed up to host the second Chicamacomico Shakes Exhibit [...]

2024-01-19T12:42:20-05:00January 19th, 2024|Categories: News Release|Comments Off on Chicamacomico Historical Association and Dare Arts Announce Second Historical Arts Project

2024 will mark the 150th anniversary of the first Life-Saving Stations along the North Carolina coastline

1874 Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station. Photo by Joy Crist.  October 2024 will mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Life-Saving Service along the North Carolina coastline, and multiple local and national organizations, (including the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station and Historic Site), are already planning a celebration of this milestone along the Outer Banks. The United States Life-Saving [...]

2023-10-20T12:57:50-04:00October 20th, 2023|Categories: News Release|Comments Off on 2024 will mark the 150th anniversary of the first Life-Saving Stations along the North Carolina coastline

Kerr: Another tale of why Kittery’s a cool place to live

History came alive at the former Wood Island Life Saving Station this past weekend; some local eateries got to showcase their stuff; and we were again reminded why Kittery, Maine, is such an awesome place to live. But oddly enough, this story starts in Rodanthe, North Carolina. Last month, our family embarked on a road trip [...]

2024-01-04T15:34:07-05:00October 3rd, 2023|Categories: News Release|Comments Off on Kerr: Another tale of why Kittery’s a cool place to live

Local volunteers put Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station on the national map with a historic rescue reenactment in Maine

The Chicamacomico Team at the Wood Island Life-Saving Station in Maine. Photo from John Griffin. Volunteers are listed below. A team of local volunteers who perform the weekly Beach Apparatus Drill reenactment at the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station in Rodanthe gave a special performance 700 miles away from home at the annual U.S. Life-Saving Service [...]

2024-01-04T15:34:59-05:00September 26th, 2023|Categories: News Release|Comments Off on Local volunteers put Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station on the national map with a historic rescue reenactment in Maine

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station volunteers are taking their show on the road

  The Beach Apparatus Drill reenactment team. Photo by Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site. The volunteers who perform the weekly Beach Apparatus Drill reenactment at the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site in Rodanthe are taking their impressive outdoor show on the road. Larry Grubbs works to load the 1,000-pound beach cart into a [...]

2024-01-04T15:35:30-05:00September 22nd, 2023|Categories: News Release|Comments Off on Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station volunteers are taking their show on the road

“The Jewel of the Week”

Cadet is rescued Those were the words used by Master Chief Lyn Dupree, (USCG ret.) to describe the last day of the Coast Guard’s Jr. ROTC Leadership Academy held June 12 – 16 at Base Elizabeth City. 70 Cadets, (high school students), from Delaware, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina had spent the week [...]

2023-06-22T14:15:35-04:00June 22nd, 2023|Categories: History|Comments Off on “The Jewel of the Week”

Rodanthe’s own Outdoor Drama Returns for the 2023 Summer Season

Volunteers take visitors back in time to the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station’s heyday during the Beach Apparatus Drill. Photo by Don Bowers The Lost Colony in Manteo may be the best-known live entertainment option on the Outer Banks, but Hatteras Island has its own historic outdoor drama that has been a weekly event for decades, and which [...]

2023-06-12T22:16:48-04:00June 12th, 2023|Categories: History|Comments Off on Rodanthe’s own Outdoor Drama Returns for the 2023 Summer Season

First-ever Shuck Hatteras Festival will be held December 16-17

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 [...]

2022-11-26T00:38:23-05:00November 26th, 2022|Categories: Alerts|Comments Off on First-ever Shuck Hatteras Festival will be held December 16-17
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