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Ship Ashore!

The U.S. Lifesavers of Coastal North Carolina

By Joe A. Mobley

Ship Ashore!

Approx. 197 pp., 6 x 9, 74 halftones, 74 halftone and bitmap illustrations

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8652-6260-7
    Published: January 1994

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Distributed for the North Carolina Office of Archives and History

Recounts events leading to the establishment of twenty-nine lifesaving stations along North Carolina’s treacherous coastline and the role of their gallant lifesavers in the state’s maritime history. Included are dramatic accounts of numerous shipwrecks and the daring rescues of their victims. The paperbound volume is illustrated with more than 75 photographs, engravings, and maps.

About the Author

Joe A. Mobley earned an M.A. from North Carolina State University. He has authored five books on various topics in North Carolina history, served as editor of the North Carolina Historical Review, and worked as administrator of the Historical Publications Section of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History. Now retired, Mr. Mobley is an adjunct faculty member of the history department at North Carolina State University.
For more information about Joe A. Mobley, visit the Author Page.