Chicamacomico Life Saving Station

This lifesaving station was a former station for the United States Life Saving Service. It was active from 1915 until 1954. The lifesaving station is best remembered for the 1918 rescue of the British tanker Mirlo that was sunk by the German submarine U-117. Out of 51 British sailors, 42 were saved-making this rescue one of the greatest rescues during WWI. The purpose of the lifesaving station now is to preserve, restore, educate, protect, and interpret the rich history of the ones who served in the U.S. Coast Guard and their dedication to the U.S. Life Saving Service, as well as protecting the history of the buildings and artifacts. The Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station is open to the public from mid-April through November with tours, programs, reenactments, and special events.