The finest hours: the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue

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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 by the force of the storm. This middle-grade adaptation of an adult nonfiction book tells the story of the shipwreck and a harrowing Coast Guard rescue when four men in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved more than 30 stranded sailors. This is a fast-paced, uplifting story that puts young readers in the middle of the action. It's a gripping story of heroism and survival with the same intensity as the bestselling book and movie The Perfect Storm.

A Christy Ottaviano Book

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auth_author2 Sherman, Casey, 1969-
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display_description In the winter of 1932, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years, wreaking havoc on land and creating a wind-whipped peril of the freezing Atlantic. In the early hours of Monday, February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the Fort Mercer and the Pendleton, broke in two. The Coast Guard raced its cutters to the Fort Mercer to rescue the men huddled in the halves, and when the Pendleton proved to be in danger of capsizing, sent out into the storm two 36-foot wooden lifeboats, each manned by four crewmen, in what every crewman realized could be a suicide mission in the enormous seventy-foot seas.
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subject_facet CG36500 (Lifeboat), Pendleton (Tanker), Shipwreck survival -- History, Shipwrecks -- Massachusetts -- Chatham -- History
title_display The finest hours : the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue
title_full The finest hours : the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue / Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman, The finest hours [text (large print)] : the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue / Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman
title_short The finest hours :
title_sub the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue