Welcome to the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station.
The station keeper explains the workings of the mortar cart.
A surfman explains the use of the shotline.
The demonstration concludes and the drill begins.
The surfmen hauling the hawser line to the wreck.
Closeup of the mortar cart at the conclusion of the drill.
A life car used to transport persons from the wreck.
The large dormered building with watch tower dates from 1911.
A surfman explains the use of the hauling lines.
Another surfman demonstrates the sand anchor.
The mortar cart is hauled by the surfmen to the waters edge.
A transfer from the wreck using the breeches buoy.
Entering the 1874 Life Saving Station.
Artifacts from many local shipwrecks on display.
The original building from 1874.
The complement of surfmen line up for the demonstration.
The breeches buoy and wooden crotch.
A final review of each man's assignment before the drill.
Closeup of the Lyle gun used to shoot a line to the wreck.
The 1911 life boat used in the Mirlo Rescue rests in the station.
A plaque commemorates the famous Mirlo rescue of 1918.