Browsing Maritime Studies by Subject "Lifesaving stations--North Carolina--Outer Banks--History"
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Ship Ashore! : The Role of Risk in the Development of the United States Life-Saving Service and its Effects on Wrecking Patterns Along the North Carolina Coast (East Carolina University, 2012)Prior to the 1870s bloated corpses, splintered masts, and floating cargoes often littered the isolated beaches of the Eastern United States, becoming a tragic but nearly ubiquitous sight. For those in peril upon the seas, ...