The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue
On Sale: December 8, 2015
Hardcover / e-Book
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This adaptation for young readers of The Finest Hours:
The True Story of the US Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea
Rescue tells the story of the shipwreck of two oil
tankers and the harrowing Coast Guard rescue when four men
in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved
more than 30 stranded sailors. Soon to be a major motion
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.
This is a fast-paced,
uplifting story that puts young readers in the middle of the
action. It's a gripping true tale of heroism and survival in
the face of the elements.
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