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19 Oct 2018
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Hatteras History

Considered one of the most dramatic operations in US Coast Guard History, the remarkable rescue of the Mirlo conducted by the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station on August 16th 1918 will be celebrating its 100th year anniversary. The Life-Saving station will be hosting a week-long celebration starting on August 13th with local events including art shows, special speakers, guided tours, and more!

Learn more about this amazing rescue here: The Mirlo Rescue

Monday, August 13th

6pm: Artists & Buyers Opening Reception

Collection of cedar shakes salvaged from the 1911 building and hand painted by local artists will be on display from August 3rd – 25th at the Dare County Arts Council Gallery (300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo NC)

Tuesday, August 14th

4pm: Mirlo Rescue Exhibit & Reception

Descendants gather to point out and talk about artifacts on display followed by a private reception. Artifacts on display through August at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum (59200 Museum Dr. Hatteras NC)

Wednesday, August 15th

10am - 5pm: Guided Tours

Guided tours of the historic Hatteras Island will be available throughout the day and a hospitality station will be open at the Rodanthe/Waves/Salvo Community Building. (23645 NC Hwy 12, Rodanthe NC)

Thursday, August 16th

10am - 5pm: Centennial Celebration of 100th Anniversary of the Mirlo Rescue

Opening ceremonies, keynote speaker, beach apparatus drill, station Elizabeth City flyover, wreath laying, premier of Mirlo film and evening entertainment at the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station (23645 NC Hwy 12, Rodanthe NC)

Friday, August 17th

10am - 5pm: Local Art Fair & Festival

20 local artists, locally sourced food, and live entertainment at the Rodanthe/Waves/Salvo Community Building (23646 NC Hwy 12, Rodanthe NC)