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The Finest Hours

The True Story of A Heroic Sea Rescue
Tougias, Mike (Book - 2014 )
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The Finest Hours
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On the night of February 18, 1952, during one of the worst winter storms that New England had 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 a harrowing Coast Guard rescue when four men in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved more than 30 stranded sailors.
Authors: Tougias, Mike, 1955-
Title: The finest hours
the true story of a heroic sea rescue
Publisher: New York :, Henry Holt and Company,, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: xi, 160 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations, maps ;,24 cm
Content Type: cartographic image
still image
text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: "An adaptation for young readers"--Jacket.
"Christy Ottaviano Books."
Contents: Introduction: Ships, captains, crew, and rescuers
Chatham lifeboat station
The Pendleton
The Fort Mercer
"It can't be true"
"You got to take the 36500 out"
Blowout at Chatham Bar
Chatham mobilizes
"He came to the surface floating"
Losing all hope: on board the Pendleton stern
All but one: the rescue of the Pendleton stern
Thirty-six men in a 36-foot boat
Pandemonium in Chatham
The Mercer's bow capsizes
A maneuver for the ages
Tuesday at Chatham Station
The search of the Pendleton bow
Being labeled a hero can be a burden
The inquiry
The restoration
Epilogue: They were young once.
Summary: On the night of February 18, 1952, during one of the worst winter storms that New England had 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 a harrowing Coast Guard rescue when four men in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved more than 30 stranded sailors.
Audience: 1140
Additional Contributors: Sherman, Casey - 1969-
ISBN: 1250044235
9781250044235
0805097643
9780805097641
Statement of Responsibility: Michael J. Tougias & Casey Sherman
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-160).
Subject Headings: Survival at sea History. Shipwreck survival History. Shipwrecks Massachusetts Chatham History. CG36500 (Lifeboat) Pendleton (Tanker) Survival at sea History Juvenile literature. Shipwreck survival History Juvenile literature. Shipwrecks Massachusetts Chatham History Juvenile literature. CG36500 (Lifeboat) Juvenile literature. Pendleton (Tanker) Juvenile literature.
Topical Term: Survival at sea
Shipwreck survival
Shipwrecks
Survival at sea
Shipwreck survival
Shipwrecks
LCCN: 2013030661
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