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Captain Richard Etheridge / Pea Island LSS

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Postby Grover1 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:45 am


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Postby vacastle » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:41 am


Fire on the Beach: Recovering the Lost Story of Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Lifesavers
by David Wright (Author), David Zoby (Author) is a good read and a book worth having in your library.

The buildings were sold and moved to the village of Salvo, NC. Stephen (beachbum) has a good pictorial of the station, the lookout tower, and the cistern here:
http://beachbum.homestead.com/Life-SavingStations/Stations/PeaIsland.html

Thanks for posting the article, Barry.

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Postby island » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:35 am


The purpose of this article was to recognize Black History Month. The author failed to do this in six very significant ways. These were; the six Pea Island surfmen, Theodore Meekins, Benjamin Bowser, Dorman Pugh, Lewis Wescott, Stanley Wise, and William Irving. The author failed to recognize in his article that in addition to Keeper Etheridge, his six surfman were also African-American.
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Postby Grover1 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:47 pm


From a post made on LH.net on 5/5/07 ...

http://www.prleap.com/pr/75594/
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Postby island » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:13 pm


The appointment in 1880 of Richard Etheridge, age 38 to become Pea Island statiion keeper was unusual and not just because of his race. Etheridge had entered the service less than three years prior and was the No.6 surfman at Bodie Island LSS. Such promotions to keeper usually went to the No.1 or No.2 surfman. Etheridge continued to serve as keeper until his death while on duty at Pea Island in 1900.
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