Tuesday, March 22, 2011

US Life Saving Station

Today's photo is from the late 1800s.

This is the US Life Saving Station at Hatteras Inlet. Captain James Howard, the first keeper (he served from 1883-1903) is on the right. His family is on the left. The station washed away in the mid 1950s. Today, all that is left are a few pilings on the ocean beach at the north end of Ocracoke Island. You can see them from the Hatteras ferry.

You can click on the photo to view a larger image.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a list of traditional island remedies. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news032111.htm.


  1. Wow. Is that what those pilings are? I wondered. Amazing how the vegetation has changed. Now all sand there and a very desolate place in a way, but lovely. Interesting how over time the wind and sea has changed the contour of the island.

  2. Anonymous8:11 AM

    Great photo! It's always fun to see vintage fashions, too. The photo is a little fuzzy, but are the females in the photo wearing vintage bathing suits? Just wondered....

  3. The photo is fuzzy! I think they might be bathing suits.