Continue your journey south on Highway 12 over the Oregon Inlet by way of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge and you’ll come to Hatteras Island. The first town you come to will be Rodanthe. With Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo now collectively considered to be one region of Hatteras Island, each town has its own local feel and history. Originally the entire northern region of Hatteras Island was known as Chicamacomico. In 1874 this was changed to Rodanthe, and as the 1900’s began, these three distinct towns emerged and were renamed to the present day distinctions. What makes Rodanthe so historically significant is the Historic Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station, one of 12 such stations erected in the 1870’s along this northern section of Hatteras Island. In 1918, a British tanker named Mirlo was attacked in the water of the Atlantic, six men from the Lifesaving Station rescued 47 of the crew of 57. As the Lifesaving service became the US Coast Guard, this station was turned into a national museum waiting for your family to visit. Consider buying a home here, a variety of Rodanthe NC real estate is available, contact us for more info!