Lifesavers of the South Shore: A History of Rescue and Loss

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However cruelly the rocks of Massachusetts's South Shore have treated storm-driven sailors, there can be no questioning the selflessness and courage of the keepers and surfmen who played host to the no man's land between frozen beach and gale-tossed sea. Read John Galluzzo's enthralling account of the Life-Saving Service and meet legends like Joshua James, whose surfboat, Nantasket, once saved twenty-nine men from six boats in a grueling thirty-six hours. Chart a course through the service s history, from its humble beginning in the refuge huts built after the American Revolution until its absorption into the U.S. Coast Guard in the twentieth century.
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ISBN: 9781596292246
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
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State: Massachusetts
Images: 65
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.875 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Author
John Galluzzo is the author of more than 35 books on the history and nature of Massachusetts, the northeast and the Coast Guard. He writes for the Hull Times, Scituate Mariner, and South Shore Living on a regular basis, devoting his full-time energies to the South Shore Natural Science Center where he is director of education.
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