Station Pea Island, North Carolina
Station Pea Island, North Carolina USLSS Station #17, Sixth District Coast Guard Station #177 Original caption: "The only all-colored surf station crew in the U.S. Coast Guard. Reading left to right, they are: Chief Boatswain's Mate George E. Pruden, in charge; Cleon C. Tillett, B.M.1c.; Maxie M. Berry, Lonnie C. Gary [sic; Gray], Norphlet P. Meekins, John A. Mackey and Maloyd L. Scarborough." Photo published in the U.S. Coast Guard magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, December, 1928, p. 24.