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Rasmus Midgett and the Gold Lifesaving Medal

August 18, 2017 Posted by: Michael Barber

On August 18, 1899, Surfman Rasmus Midgett of the US Life-Saving Service left on patrol from the Gull Shoals Life-Saving Station (between the villages of Salvo and Avon) and came upon the Priscilla, a distressed vessel washed ashore in the wake of the San Ciriaco hurricane.


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