James D. "Keeper James" Charlet
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THE UNITED STATES
1871 - 1915
Learn with amazement about the greatest NC maritime heroes you will never forget ~ America's Forgotten Heroes...the unsung rescue heroes of the
United States Life-Saving Service (predecessor of the US Coast Guard).
Honoring Our Heroes; Preserving Our Past
Direct Predecessor of Today’s
U.S. Coast Guard
“They were the greatest heroes of the American coast,
routinely risking their lives in the grand maritime rescues…yet somehow, America forgot these
- Author Ralph Shanks
The United States Life-Saving Service is one of the least-known yet most fascinating and inspirational aspects in all of America’s storied history.
During their 44-year history, nationwide, using no more than small, open, wooden boats and cork life belts, often in violent and dangerous storms, they responded to over 178,000 lives in peril…of which they saved, OVER 177,000 souls…
Yet, somehow, America FORGOT these