Luey Angel Midgett

Luey Angel Midgett was a waterman most of his life. Here you see him at the wheel of the schooner rigged sharpie "Georgia A. Gaskins" docked at Washington, NC. Luey sailed this "freight boat" between Hatteras and the mainland towns of Washington and Elizabeth City, North Carolina for his brother-in-law, Willie Gaskins. The "Georgia Ann Gaskins" was 51' in length, had a beam of 14', a draft of 3.5', and a displacement of 11 tons.

 

Diamond Shoals Lightship beached near Creed's Hill Life-Saving Station after the August, 1899 hurricane. Luey, a crew member, walked the 4 miles home to Hatteras following the storm.

 

Ray Midgett