|Erasmus S. Midgett,|
Image from the Library of Congress
For his bravery and heroism, Midgett was awarded the gold life-saving medal. The Washington Times honored Rasmus Midgett with a full page article in their edition of August 7, 1904. It is titled "Rasmus S. Midgett, A Hero Where Work Demands Heroism."
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter relates the story of the prohibition-era rum runner Messenger of Peace that brought much pleasure to the residents of Portsmouth. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news062115.htm.