Pea Island Cook House and Herbert M. Collins Boathouse at Collins ParkVisit Website
Explore the history of America's only all African-American U.S. Coast Guard station, the Pea Island Lifesaving Station. See commemorative statue of Richard Etheridge, the nation's first black officer in charge of a Lifesaving Station. Starting in 1880 and until it was decommissioned by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1947, the crew risked their lives to save victims and cargo along the Outer Banks. Memorabilia, artifacts, relics and pictures depicting life in the Lifesaving Service.