"There are two GREAT stories in North Carolina Outer Banks history: The Life-Saving Service and the Wright brothers" Charlet says, "and, ironically, these may be the two that the least is actually known about by the average person.  That is exactly why it is SO much fun for me to present these to audiences and watch them react and ask so many wonderful questions."

a combined 13 years in historic interpretation... at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

ABOUT JAMES

 Keeper James Log Book: PRESENTATIONS

Westminster Village, Mobile , AL  2003, 04, 05

 

Chapel Hill Library, Chapel Hill, NC  2005

 

First Flight Gala, Hilton Garden Inn, Kitty Hawk, NC  2006

 

Kiwanis Club, Nags Head, NC  2006

 

“Best of ‘Our State’,” Hilton Garden Inn, Kitty Hawk, NC  2007

 

North Beach Rotary Club, Kill Devil Hills, NC   2007

 

Portsmouth Island Homecoming, Portsmouth Isl., NC   2008

 

NC Transportation Hall of Fame, Rocky Mount, NC  2012

 

Memorial Day, Hatteras Village, NC  2012

 

Bodie Island Descendants Homecoming, Bodie Isl., NC  2013

 

Southern Shores Boat Club, So. Shores, NC  2014

 

Day at the Docks, Hatteras Village, NC   2014

 

Hatteras Story Telling Festival, Hatteras Village  2014, 15

 

Tryon Palace, New Bern, NC  2015

http://www.tryonpalace.org/events/united-states-life-saving-service-and-ss-mirlo

 

 

 

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ON-GOING or MULTIPLE

 

Beach Bonfire, Chicamacomico LSS, once/week summers 2001-2010

 

Coast Guard Beach Apparatus Drill, every Thursday, summers, 2006-2014

 

 

And another secret irony is that the two stories are intricately connected -the Editor

James Charlet

has been involved with the               Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site &  Museum for the past 21 years and was the Site Manager of the Historic Site for 10 years. In all that time, he learned a thing or two about the subject.  His favorite parts of that “labor of love’ was talking to and with literally thousands of visitors from all over America and the world.  He also did  many hundreds of formal, group presentations on and off-site.

 

His previous professional experiences were

  • 24 years teaching North Carolina history,















... and the Wright Brothers National Memorial




















and Roanoke Island Festival Park; a writer, published author and public speaker. He says those jobs “have all been to prepare me for this exact position, that is, being Keeper James and spreading the word about this incredible history!”  The best thing about his dramatic stories is that they are all true.