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Standing the watch over the Graveyard of the Atlantic

(Left to right): Richard Etheridge, Rasmus Midgett and John Allen Midgett's busts stand on the background of North Carolina's Outer Banks. Nicknamed the Graveyard of the Atlantic, these waters have been home to shipwrecks and to rescues performed by members of the Life Saving Service and U.S. Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard illustration by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Canup.

For hundreds of years, mariners have nicknamed North Carolina’s Outer Banks the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” based on the history of ships lost in its waters. Even for experienced Coast Guard members, traversing the area can prove a difficult task. However, Coast Guard men and women stand the watch, just as the crews before them did.

Dog Days of summer?

The view from the helicopter as the Air Station Elizabeth City aircrew medevaced a boater.

The view from the helicopter as the Air Station Elizabeth City aircrew medevaced a boater. U.S. Coast Guard photo. For families across the country, the summer months signify a slowdown from the quick pace of the school year. Whether lounging by the pool or hiking a nearby trail, summer’s hot days are a time for

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