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The Rescuers


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The Outer Banks Pea Island Lifesaving Station was the nation's only station manned by African Americans. Operating from the late 19th-century until 1947, when machines made rowboats obsolete, the surfmen aided over 30 distressed ships and saved over 200 people. Their most famous rescue was saving the crew of the hurricane-ravaged schooner E.S. NEWMAN on October 11, 1896.
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