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Maritime Hero

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In 1880, the Outer Banks Pea Island Lifesaving Station was the nation's only station entirely manned by African Americans. Led by Richard Etheridge, the men earned a reputation for skill and courage during Reconstruction, a time of prejudice and racial tension. An example of their daring work occurred on the night of October 11, 1896, when the E.S. NEWMAN, a three-mast schooner, was caught in heavy, hurricane created seas off the coast. Etheridge and his men fought through the dangerous storm currents and brought the ten men aboard to safety.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 79 Issue 3, Aug 2011, p38-40, 42-44, il, por