By Candice Ransom
Sam Deal and his horse, Ginger, aid an African-American lifesaving workforce rescue shipwreck sufferers off the coast of North Carolina in 1896.
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Extra info for Rescue on the Outer Banks (On My Own History)
Richard Etheridge and his men were most likely over looked because they were African American. In 1995, eighth-grader Katie Burkart wrote a letter to President Bill Clinton. She believed the men deserved a Gold Lifesaving Medal. S. Coast Guard agreed. In 1996, Admiral Kramek awarded gold medals to Richard Etheridge and the crew of Pea Island Station for their brave rescue of the E. S. Newman passengers and crew. It was nearly a hundred years after that stormy night in October 1896. 47 Websites about the E.
S. S. Life-Saving Service. Here you can read a timeline of life-saving throughout world history. S. htm> See a map and photographs of Pea Island Station, read its history, and learn about other Outer Banks stations.
He was thankful that his family was alive. “It’s our job,” said Keeper Etheridge. That was what Sam liked about him. He did not brag. Sam was proud of the surfmen. He was proud of Ginger, too. His little horse had braved the rough waves. Ginger had done what the mules could not. 43 The next day, Captain Gardiner brought the ship’s name plank from the wreck. “My way of thanking you,” he said. ” Sam thought so too. “Sam Deal,” said Keeper Etheridge. ” The surfmen cheered and patted Ginger. Sam felt as tall as a lighthouse.