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Rodanthe in Dare County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

“Mirlo” Rescue

 

 
"Mirlo" Rescue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 23, 2009
1. "Mirlo" Rescue Marker
Inscription. A German submarine sank the British tanker "Mirlo" off coast nearby, Aug. 16, 1918. Coast Guard, led by J. A. Midgett, saved most of the crew.
 
Erected 1953 by Archives, Conservation and Highway Department. (Marker Number B-30.)
 
Location. 35° 35.734′ N, 75° 28.051′ W. Marker is in Rodanthe, North Carolina, in Dare County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 12 and Myrna Peters Road, on the left when traveling south on State Highway 12. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23645 NC Highway 12, Nags Head NC 27959, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Chicamacomico Races / Exodus from Chicamacomico (within shouting distance of this marker); Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fanny (approx. 4.3 miles away); Charles Kuralt Trail (approx. 8.5 miles away); Fish & Wildlife Service (approx. 8.5 miles away); Gulls and Terns (approx. 8.5 miles away); Pea Island Lifesavers (approx. 8.5 miles away); Giant Bluefin Tuna (approx. 14.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rodanthe.
 
Also see . . .
1. Capt. John Allen Midgett and The Mirlo Rescue
"Mirlo" Rescue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 23, 2009
2. "Mirlo" Rescue Marker
. "The shout of the lookout began a rescue by the station crew, under the command of John Allen Midgett, that has become a legend in the annals of the Coast Guard." (Submitted on September 15, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. August 16, 1918 - Rescue at Sea. This month in NC History, from the University of North Carolina website. (Submitted on August 31, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyMilitaryNotable EventsWar, World IWaterways & Vessels
 
"Mirlo" Rescue Marker and the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 23, 2009
3. "Mirlo" Rescue Marker and the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station
Chicamacomico Life Saving Station Museum, near the marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 23, 2009
4. Chicamacomico Life Saving Station Museum, near the marker
Chicamacomico Life Saving Station, near the marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 23, 2009
5. Chicamacomico Life Saving Station, near the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,006 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 1, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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