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Author Tougias, Mike, 1955- author.

Title Finest hours : the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue / Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman.

Publication Info. New York : Scribner, 2015.
©2009

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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    910.9163 TOU    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    910.9163 TOU    Staff Reported Missing
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction    910.9163 TOU    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description 204 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : photographs ; 21 cm
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Contents Chatham Lifeboat Station -- The Pendleton -- The Fort Mercer -- "It can't be true" -- "You got to take the 36500 out" -- Blowout at Chatham Bar -- Chatham mobilizes -- "He came to the surface floating" -- Losing all hope: on board the Pendleton stern -- All but one: the rescue of the Pendleton stern -- Thirty-six men in a thirty-six-foot boat -- Pandemonium in Chatham -- The Mercer's bow capsizes -- A maneuver for the ages -- Tuesday at Chatham Station -- Thirteen men still on board -- Search of the Pendleton bow -- The inquiry -- Being labeled a hero can be a burden -- Tanker trouble -- Beyond the rescue -- The restoration -- Epilogue: They were young once.
Summary Documents the 1952 Coast Guard mission to save the crews of two oil tankers that were torn in half by the force of one of New England's worst nor'easters.
Subject Pendleton (Tanker)
Fort Mercer (Tanker)
CG36500 (Lifeboat)
Shipwrecks -- Massachusetts -- Chatham -- History.
Shipwreck survival -- History.
Added Author Sherman, Casey, 1969- author.
ISBN 150110683X (paperback)
9781501106835 (paperback)

 
    
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