05/27/10

Outer Banks art shows scheduled this summer at Chicamacomico

The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum will host a new series of art shows this summer, featuring artists from throughout the Outer Banks who will show and sell their works.

A number of original works in a multitude of art media will be featured, including acrylic, glass blowing, water colors, pottery, hand-made jewelry, hanging art, fish art, photography and still more formats. Continue reading


12/14/09

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station to perform first winter Breeches Buoy Drill

The Coast Guard and Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station have invited the public to attend a free, filmed performance of the Breeches Buoy Drill at the station scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec, 14th.

The drill, which is normally performed weekly from June through August, will be performed for the first time in December, so the production company Dream Quest can film it for an upcoming History Channel documentary entitled “Rescue Men.” Continue reading


07/29/09

Chicamacomico’s American Heroes Day will be celebrated August 6th

The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Museum Complex will be holding its Fourth Annual “American Heroes Day” on Thursday, August 6, 2008 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The complex is located in the village of Rodanthe on Hatteras Island, MP 39.5 on Hwy. 12. Continue reading


07/10/09

Picture of the Week

The 1911 Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station after restoration. Be sure to visit this historic site and museum while on your Hatteras Island vacation to learn about the history of the US life-saving service. Photo courtesy of Chicamacomico™ Life-Saving Station.


08/8/08

The Villages of Hatteras Island

Everyone knows Hatteras Island can be categorized as its own little world, but the seven villages that are tucked in amongst the 70 miles of seashore are unique and different in their own right. When planning a Hatteras Island vacation with Surf or Sound Realty, it’s all about location, and your first step should be selecting the island village that’s perfect for your family. Here’s an insider’s look at the different Hatteras Island villages to help you make your vacation decision.

Rodanthe, Waves & Salvo: While there are no spaces in between or signs to mark the distinction, the first “town” you encounter after the Bonner Bridge is actually a trio of villages. Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo are closest to the activity and attractions in the Northern beaches just 20 miles to the North, but are secluded, quiet, and a stark contrast to the bustle of the Northern Outer Banks. Here, you’ll find miles of private beaches, small stores and restaurants, and close access to the Pea Island National Wildlife refuge, a bird watcher’s paradise. Continue reading