Exploring the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site is a journey back in time through the rich maritime history and heroic tales of the United States Life-Saving Service. Nestled along the scenic Outer Banks of North Carolina, this site offers a glimpse into the courageous efforts of the brave souls who risked their lives to rescue shipwrecked victims. This is just one of the many thrilling sites and activities to see when you book your Outer Banks trip in one of the vacation rentals offered by Atlantic Realty. Take advantage of our Fun N Sun Pass Program and enjoy a complimentary admission to the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station museum.
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Overview of the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station
When you visit the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station Historic Site, you will learn about North Carolina’s first trained, shore-based rescue responders and the early history of the US Life-Saving Service/US Coast Guard. Come and explore two stations and five buildings at the most complete historic site of the nation’s remaining life-saving stations. This historic site is protected and preserved by the Chicamacomico Historical Association.
The Mirlo Rescue conducted by the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station is recognized as one of the best rescues in maritime services history by the US Coast Guard. During World War I, the Chicamacomico crew saved 42 sailors from the British tanker Mirlo. The boat from this famous rescue in 1918 is kept in the original Chicamacomico building.
Tour the Beginning of US Life-Saving Service/US Coast Guard
You’ll begin your tour of the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station with a brief overview of the history of the US Life Saving Service and how this historic site has played an important role. You’ll watch a video and receive a brochure that will explain everything you need to know to access the five exhibit buildings.