Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Can you say Chicamacomico?

Chicamacomico (pronounced chik a ma COM i co) is the most complete life-saving station site remaining in North Carolina and one of the most complete sites in the nation. Located on Hatteras Island in the village of Rodanthe on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Chicamacomico has two stations and five outbuildings. The Chicamacomico Historical Association is a private non-profit organization who’s purpose is to restore, preserve and interpret the buildings and history of Chicamacomico Life- Saving Station, as well as the U.S. Life-Saving Service and its successor, the U.S. Coast Guard on the Outer Banks.

When visiting the Outer Banks, take time to visit this historical site and enjoy their Summer Porch Programs. Don't miss the Beach Apparatus Drill, The U.S. Life-Saving Service required all stations to practice this rescue method weekly. Chicamacomico is now one of only two places in the country— and the ONLY one to be performed by active-duty US Coast Guard personnel—that performs the complete Drill, including live black powder firing and live shot. Popularly known as the “Breeches Buoy Rescue Reenactment,” it remains the best show on the Outer Banks!

For more information on Chicamacomico follow them on facebook or visit their informative website
The Chicamacomico Historical Association owns and operates the museum site and the museum shop and raises its own funds. 100% of all admission fees, gift shop purchases, memberships, and donations go directly to the preservation, restoration, and operation of this historic site. Special thank you for allowing us to use their photos for this article.