Stories or Historical Events

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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|0 Comments

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, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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, [...]

By | July 21st, 2016|Categories: History|0 Comments