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The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition)

posted Sep 10, 2019, 10:21 AM by Jim Windisch
by Michael J. Tougias & Casey Sherman

On the night of February 18, 1952, during one of the worst winter storms that New England has ever seen, two oil tankers just off the shore of Cape Cod were torn in half. With the storm in full force and waves up to 70 feet high, four coast guardsmen headed out to sea in a tiny lifeboat to come to the rescue. They were the only hope for the stranded sailors. Despite incredible obstacles, these brave men risked their lives, remembering the unofficial Coast Guard motto: You have to go out, but you do not have to come back.

Summary and cover image from Macmillan. Photos and additional information about the Coast Guard crew responsible for the Pendleton rescue available at Michael Tougias's website