Our 1st Beach Apparatus Drill of the 2021 season will be at 2 PM on Thursday May 20th. The Drill will continue every Thursday at 2PM throughout the Summer.
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, [...]
Dinah Beveridge - Site Manager, Mary Ann Cohen - Board Member, Ralph Buxton - Past Treasurer, Larry Grubbs - President, John Griffin - Past President Each Year the Outer Banks Community Foundation sponsors a Video Contest with the general theme of “How the Community Foundation has helped us”. Using source material from a variety [...]
Funded in large part by the Dare County Tourism Board, Chicamacomico was able to purchase the property adjacent to the 1911 Station so as to insure that it remain undeveloped unless and until our organization can determine a use consistent with our mission (to preserve this site and the stories of the men who served in [...]
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 [...]
Discovering Hatteras Island’s Own Outdoor Drama The Local online news outlet here in Hatteras Island, the Island Free Press (IFP) wrote a wonderful article on the Chicamacomico LSS and the Drama and history it has to offer. Take a Look at "Time Travelling in Rodanthe – Discovering Hatteras Island’s Own Outdoor Drama"
This flagpole is from the old Oregon Inlet Station and was originally a communications tower that, after it was declared obsolete, was trimmed by 20’ to replace the station’s old flagpole. Board members Larry Grubbs and Sandy Sanderson set the pole into its stand while board member Mike Daugherty mans the ladder. Larry [...]
The Chicamacomico Historical Association is most pleased to announce that acclaimed NC Historian Kevin Duffus is about to launch the definitive story of the Mirlo Rescue in time for the 100th Anniversary of this incredible rescue that took place of our shores on August 16, 1918. His book " Into the Burning See The 1918 Mirlo [...]
MIDGETT REALTY's Tim Midgett and Susie Midgett Austin (center) present a check for $5,000 to Chicamacomico Historical Association President John Griffin (left) and Treasurer Ralph Buxton (right) to help support the Mirlo Centennial Commemoration Aug. 13-17, 2018. (CHA photo) Midgett Realty is supporting the week-long commemoration of the centennial of the Mirlo Rescue, Aug. 13-17, [...]
Chicamacomico Life Saving Station & Museum opens for the 2018 season on Monday, April 2nd. Chicamacomico is one of the most complete sites of all remaining Life Saving Stations in the nation. The site is open Monday through Friday from 10 AM – 5 PM and Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM. Admission fee is $8 [...]