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World War I Exhibit Opens August 13th at the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station

In a tribute to victory acres, war bonds, and heroic efforts in battles and at home, a traveling exhibition commemorating the centennial of the U.S. entry into World War I opens in Rodanthe, NC at [...]

By | August 2nd, 2018|Categories: History, News Release|Comments Off on World War I Exhibit Opens August 13th at the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station

Paintings of the Mirlo Rescue

CHA Treasurer Ralph Buxton unveils two paintings by renowned maritime artist Austin Dwyer depicting the Mirlo Rescue.

By | June 9th, 2017|Categories: History|Comments Off on Paintings of the Mirlo Rescue

Ingalls Shipbuilding Lays Keel on NSC Midgett

“I hereby declare that the Keel of Midgett (WMSL 757) has been Truly and Fairly Laid,” Jazania O’Neal of Rodanthe announced at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, MS. The Authentication of the Keel ceremony for the [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|Categories: History, News Release|Comments Off on Ingalls Shipbuilding Lays Keel on NSC Midgett

NOTABLE SHIPWRECKS

Notable shipwrecks responded to by the Chicamacomico station from 1897 to 1915 » New York Times Article • 2-24-1897: Samuel W. Wall; Schooner rig; 306 ton; crew 7; 7 saved; beach apparatus used. • 2-17-1898: [...]

By | July 21st, 2016|Categories: History|Comments Off on NOTABLE SHIPWRECKS

US LIFE-SAVING SERVICE

In 1874, seven Life-Saving Stations were built in North Carolina. Chicamacomico Station was the first completed and commissioned Life-Saving Station in North Carolina. It is the birthplace of the USCG in North Carolina and we [...]

By | July 21st, 2016|Categories: History|Comments Off on US LIFE-SAVING SERVICE

STATIONS AND 1874 STATION HISTORY

North Carolina receives its first seven stations On April 20, 1871, Congress voted an appropriation of $200,000 for Life-Saving purposes. Sumner Increase Kimball was nominated by President Ulysses S. Grant, and without going through the [...]

By | July 21st, 2016|Categories: History|Comments Off on STATIONS AND 1874 STATION HISTORY