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"Rescue Men: The Story of the Pea Island Surfmen"

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Postby Grover » Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:40 am


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From The Virginia Pilot ...

http://hamptonroads.com/2010/01/film-sh ... pea-island

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(Photo/Courtesy Old Coast Guard Station)
"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

No one knows how many humdingers
there are in a lollapalooza."
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Postby Grover » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:16 am


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"Places to go ... Things to see" ... From The Daily Reflector

In the 1870s, at the Pea Island Life-Saving Station at the Outer Banks, a station keeper who bungled a rescue was fired and replaced by Richard Etheridge, an African-American who was one of the best surfmen on the North Carolina coast. Under the racial standards of that time, everyone under Etheridge’s command also had to be black, so the station became the only one to have an all African-American crew. That crew was posthumously awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal in 1996 for its heroic 1896 rescue of all nine passengers on the three-masted schooner E.S. Newman during a hurricane. Today, their efforts are honored at the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station in Rodanthe. Visit http://www.chicamacomico.net.

The complete list of twelve ... http://www.reflector.com/features/place ... -see-21590
"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

No one knows how many humdingers
there are in a lollapalooza."
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Postby Grover » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:43 am


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Pea Island descendant passes ... From The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 02934.html
"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

No one knows how many humdingers
there are in a lollapalooza."
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