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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 [...]

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RASMUS S. MIDGETT

Erasmus “Rasmus” Scarborough Midgett (1851–1926) was a surfman with the United States Life-Saving Service on Hatteras Island in North Carolina who single-handedly rescued ten men from the sinking barkentine Priscilla. The Priscilla, a 643-ton vessel, [...]

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