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19344
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Davis discusses the history of the Lifesaving Service along the eastern seaboard, and the unique character of the men in this service along North Carolina's coast.
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24565
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The author recounts his visit to Bald Head Island to sketch North Carolina’s historical landmarks, such as the state’s oldest standing lighthouse and various U.S. Coast Guard Lifesaving Stations.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 39 Issue 20, March 1972, p12-13, 21, il
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29862
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Rasmus S. Midgett, born in 1851, was awarded a gold medal of honor for lifesaving in 1899 when he single-handedly rescued 10 men from the wreck of the PRISCILLA. While on patrol from Gull Shoal Life Saving Station, Midgett pulled each man off the ship one by one, and brought them to the beach until all were rescued.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 3 Issue 3, July 1976, p20-23, por
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29865
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The German steamship BREWSTER, bound for New York from Jamaica in 1909, landed in the middle of the Diamond Shoals. One of the largest ships to run aground with a crew of 33 men, BREWSTER was discovered by three lifesaving crews out of Cape Hatteras and Creeds Hill. The entire crew was saved and 11 men were awarded medals of honor for their part in the rescue.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 3 Issue 3, July 1976, p39, por
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29866
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Born in Avon, North Carolina in 1871, Baxter Benjamin Miller entered the Life Saving Service in 1890 and retired after 30 years of service in 1921. Credited with saving over 300 lives during his career, Miller was awarded two Congressional Medals of Honor for Lifesaving, a Gold Medal from the US Government and silver watch from the German Government for rescue of the steampship BREWSTER, and a medal for the resuscitation of a man in 1911. Miller was also involved, on his last day of service in 1921, with the boarding party on the ghost ship, CARROLL A. DEERING.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 3 Issue 3, July 1976, p40-45, por
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29867
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Urias O'Neal Gaskins (1878-1919) was the officer in charge of the Cape Hatteras Coast Guard Station and received a medal for his gallant efforts in the rescue of the steamship BREWSTER. Isaac L. Jennette (1857-1913) also spent his life in the service of the Coast Guard and earned a silver medal of honor for lifesaving assistance to the crew of BREWSTER. Edward J. Midgette, originally from Avon, North Carolina, also served 28 years in the lifesaving service.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 3 Issue 3, July 1976, p46-51, por
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29874
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John Allen Midgett, educated in Rodanthe and Elizabeth City, North Carolina, joined the Life Saving Service as a surfman at Little Kinnakeet. He then moved onto Warrant Officer and then First Class Officer at Gull Shoal and then Chicamacomico Station. While at Chicamacomico, the ship MIRLO came to shore in 1918 under torpedo attack. Under Captain Johnny, boats attempted to rescue the crew, 44 taken back in Midgett's boat. Midgett received the Congressional and the English Medal, the cup and the American Cross of Honor for the MIRLO's rescue.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 3 Issue 3, July 1976, p62-71, por
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29920
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Cape Hatteras is known as one of the most dangerous coastlines in the world, particularly because of the Diamond Shoals. Located 16 miles off Hatteras Island, Diamond Shoal's shifting sands have earned the area the Graveyard of the Atlantic, and if it weren't for the aid of the Life Saving Service, even more ships would have been wrecked.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 5 Issue 3, Fall 1979, p46-47, por
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37919
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Groups of medal of honor winners for Lifesaving rescues from shipwrecks from 1884 to 1931.
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38902
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Clinton Levering Cobb, a native of Elizabeth City, NC, was a merchant, became a lawyer in 1867 and served (1869-1875) as a Republican member of the US Congress. He was active in the establishment of the Life Saving Stations on the NC coast. He died at age 37 in Elizabeth City, NC.