Could Famed Coast Guard Rescue Boat Be Shipped To D.C.?

A private chat between leaders of the Orleans Historical Society and author Casey Sherman this morning (Aug. 22) led to questions about the future of the iconic CG36500 lifeboat that rescued 32 sailors from the sinking tanker Pendleton in 1952. Sherman, author of “The Finest Hours,” said he participated in a conference call with OHS President Kathleen McNeil and two others and was asked to “leverage my relationship with the Coast Guard” regarding the potential for eventually moving the boat to Washington, D.C., for display. “The idea of shipping the boat to Washington where only Coast Guard people would see it does a disservice,” Sherman said. >click to read<10:36

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