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2018 Annual Meeting Itinerary

2018 Nags Head USLSSHA Annual Meeting Itinerary 

**Tentative Schedule

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Noon to 2 p.m.:  Open House at Wash Woods Station—USCG  1917.  Meet at predetermined site (TBD) to be shuttled to the site by Twiddy and Company.  Indicate interest on form for this pre-trip.  Shuttle will leave at noon and space is limited.

4 to 6 pm.  Board of Directors’ Meeting, Comfort Inn, Nags Head


Thursday, October 11th, 2018

8:30 am:  Registration and Presentations at the Comfort Inn, Neptune Room, Nags Head

Noon:  Box Lunch

1:00 pm:  Board Bus for afternoon tours

  • Led Tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial
  • Private tour of Kitty Hawk LSS #7 by owner JoAnn Mantz
  • Stop at Sanderling Resort to see Caffey’s Inlet LSS #5
  • Private tour of Kill Devil Hills LSS #13 by Doug Twiddy of Twiddy and Company

6:00 pm:  Return to Hotel.  Dinner on your own


Friday, October 12th, 2018

8:15 am:  Board Bus at Comfort Inn for the days tours

  • NPS Tour of Bodie Inlet Station
  • USCG Tour of modern Oregon Inlet Station
  • Private Tour of Historic Oregon Inlet Station
  • Private Tour of Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station with Breeches Buoy Demonstration

Noon: Box Lunch on Site

  • Site tour Midgett House and Gravesite
  • Site tour Pea Island Station built in 1931
  • NPS tour Tour Little Kinnakeet Life-Saving Station
  • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Tour

6:00 pm:  Return to Hotel.  Dinner on your own


Saturday, October 13th, 2018

9:00 am:  USLSSHA Annual Meeting at Comfort Inn, Neptune Room

10:00 am:  Carpool or drive to Manteo for the days tours and presentations

  • Outer Banks History Center Tour
  • Pea Island USLSS Station Display
  • “Freedmen, Surfmen, Heroes” Live presentation
  • James Melvin’s Paintings, Station Pea Island, led by artist, autograph opportunity
  • Capt. Richard Etheridge Family Gravesite tour
  • Pea Island Station Descendants Storytelling
  • Pea Island Cookhouse Museum
  • John Allen Midgett, Jr., Grave Site Visit and markers
  • Pea Island Surfmen’s Grave Site Visit and markers
  • Pea Island Surfmen’s Grave Site Visit and markers

LUNCH TBA—Possible Church Pot Luck with family descendants

5:00 pm:  Return to Hotel

6:00 pm:  Annual Dinner and Auction Black Pelican restaurant in the Kitty Hawk Station 1874.

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Post Conference Trip

October 14 – 16, 2018: Post Conference Tour for those wanting to spend a few extra days.  Indicate your interest on the form and you will be contacted separately with further details.


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Make your way to Ocracoke Island and take ferry to Portsmouth Village. Tour the Portsmouth Life-Saving Station and village.  Return by ferry to Ocracoke.  Make own reservations and stay in Ocracoke.


Monday, October 15, 2018

Ferry from Ocracoke to Cedar Island, and make way to Harker’s Island to visit the Cape Lookout NPS Visitor Center.  Continue to Morehead City.  Make own reservations in Moorehead City.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Ferry to Cape Lookout.  Beach Shuttle to Cape Lookout Station with NPS led tour of the interior and exterior of the structures.  Beach Shuttle back to the Cape Lookout Lighthouse for tour, then ferry boat back to Moorehead City.  Stay another night in Moorehead City or begin journey home.