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7575
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Although coastal life-saving activities date back to 1848 in New Jersey and New York, the United States Life-Saving Service was not officially established until April 20, 1871. Construction of the first three of eleven life-saving stations on Hatteras Island began in 1874. Stations were usually built five to seven miles apart to insure as much coverage of the beach as possible. The article includes a map which locates the eleven stations and a chart which positions the stations by longitude and latitude.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 4 Issue 2, Winter 1977, p3-6, il, map
Record #:
7578
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Before the lifesaving stations were manned fulltime in 1905, they operated on an active season and inactive season. Active meant fulltime operation between September 1 and May 1, and inactive meant the summer months when only the keeper was on duty. This article describes station activities for every day of the week; a beach apparatus drill by the keeper and seven surfmen; beach patrols and tower watches; equipment used for rescues; and surfboats.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 4 Issue 2, Winter 1977, p15-19, 22-23, 26-27, il
Record #:
7580
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Charles T. Williams II was born on Hatteras Island in 1892. When he was 83, he wrote a book about the village of Avon, titled The Kinnakeeter. Williams was never in the lifesaving service, but he hung around the stations as much as he could when he was young. He recounts how the beach patrols and watches worked, riding on beach patrol with his uncle Benjamin Scarborough, and activities about the stations around the turn of the century.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 4 Issue 2, Winter 1977, p24-25
Record #:
7576
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This article is a compilation of the keepers and crews who manned the eleven life-saving stations on Hatteras Island between 1874 and 1914. The stations are Oregon Inlet, Pea Island, New Inlet, Chicamacomico, Gull Shore, Little Kinnakeet, Big Kinnakeet, Cape Hatteras, Creeds Hill, and Durants.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 4 Issue 2, Winter 1977, p49-62, il, bibl
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7581
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Couch recounts the story of a heroic rescue of the barkentine EPHRAIM WILLIAMS in the rough seas off Cape Hatteras 1889. Station keepers Benjamin B. Dailey, Patrick H. Etheridge, and several surfmen received the Gold Lifesaving Medal for this rescue.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 4 Issue 2, Winter 1977, p30-35, il
Record #:
7577
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Hatteras Island lifesaving stations were two-story buildings. This article discusses how the rooms were used for crew and equipment storage and how the buildings were constructed. Included is a complete set of architectural plans for these buildings.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 4 Issue 2, Winter 1977, p7-14, il