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Little Kinnakeet Lifesaving Station:
Home to Unsung Heroes--
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By looking at Little Kinnakeet Lifesaving Station: Home to Unsung Heroes, students learn about the United States Lifesaving Service daring rescues to save imperiled lives from the "Graveyard of the Atlantic." Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of interesting materials.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Little Kinnakeet Lifesaving Station is part of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which is a unit of the National Park System. Visit the park's web pages to learn more about the natural and cultural resources at Cape Hatteras, the U.S.L.S.S., the Outer Banks, the many ship wrecks off the coast of North Carolina, and much more.

Cape Lookout National Seashore
North Carolina's Cape Lookout National Seashore is a unit of the National Park System. Visit the park's web pages for more information about North Carolina life-saving operations. Included is a history of the service and its time at Cape Lookout, and a station log that provides a detailed account of the life-saving operations at Cape Lookout.

Maritime Heritage Program
The Maritime Heritage Program is a division of the National Park Service devoted to interpreting and preserving America's maritime heritage. Included on their website is detailed information about lighthouses, life-saving stations, historic ships, and much more.

U.S. Coast Guard
The U.S. Coast Guard web pages provide detailed information about the Coast Guard's mission today as well as the history of this maritime service. The U.S. Coast Guard is a military, multi-mission, maritime service that has answered the calls of America continuously for over 209 years. Learn how the role of this organization has changed and adapted over time.

U.S. Lifesaving Service Heritage Organization
Visit the U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association web pages to learn more about this unique organization dedicated to preserving America’s lifesaving stations, history, boats, and equipment of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and U.S. Coast Guard.

Library of Congress: American Memory Collection
Search the American Memory Collection for information on the U.S. Lifesaving Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, lifesaving stations, and much more. Of particular interest is the architectural documentation of several lifesaving stations by the Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record.

For Further Reading
Students (or educators) wishing to learn more about the U.S.L.S.S. may want to read: Joe Mobley, Ship Ashore! The U.S. Lifesavers of Coastal North Carolina (Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1944); Dennis Noble, That Others Might Live: The U.S. Life-Saving Service, 1878-1915 (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1994); and David Stick, Graveyard of the Atlantic (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1952).


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