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With its water encroached existence, who became known later as Coast Guard was a natural need. Generations of Midgetts keeping the occupational tradition alive proved its value measured in ways deeper than the coastal waters. A collective generational expression was the Chicamacomico Historical Society's upkeep of one of the lifesaving stations. Efforts by a younger generation came from the Cape Hatteras High School Chicamacomico Lifesavers Club.
A fading art kept alive yet by quilters such as Mrs. Charlotte Balance. Tales told by Mrs. Nettie Gibson revealed changes in quilting standards. Decades ago, the summer and winter quilting parties noted by Mrs. Ballance made it a commonly collective activity. The experience, then, was quite different from the common contemporary practice of quilting as a solo project.