The Chicamacomico Station, Life Saving Service was ultimately merged with the Revenue Cutter Service to form the United States Coast Guard in 1915.
1911 Lifesaving Station
Equipment used for a beach based rescure
Digging a hole for the dead man anchor.
Cannon for firing a line to the ship.
Firing a line at the practice mast. It was a windy day and they over corrected for the wind and went left of the mast.
Rescue line with boson chair in place.
Success. This demonstration took about 25 or 30 minutes. The crews stationed here back in the day practiced this drill twice a week. They had 5 minutes to complete all this or they were out of the service.
If the ship was off shore then a boat like this was launched to rescue the sailors.
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