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Zoom Lecture: The Pendleton Rescue and CG 36500

February 19, 2023
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    On February 18, 1952, a brutal New England storm split the oil tanker PENDELTON in two. Four Coast Guard sailors set out from Chatham on a suicide mission to save 32 mariners on the sinking ship. What followed is still held to be one of the finest small-boat rescues in Coast Guard history. Boat enthusiast and racer Bob Reilly joins us to share this remarkable story. This free lecture is online ONLY. Pre-registration required; to sign up, visit www.CapeCodMaritimeMuseum.org/lecture-series then click the orange “Buy Tickets” button.

    Bob Reilly learned to sail in 1974, when he joined Explorers Post, racing Lightnings on the Hudson River. After college, Bob joined the Darien/New Cannan Power Squadron where he earned the rank of advanced pilot. He taught the Safe Boating Course and sailed extensively from Virginia to Massachusetts and throughout the US and British Virgin Islands.

    Photo credit: The CHO (The Centers for Culture and History in Orleans)

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    Cape Cod Maritime Museum

    135 South Street, Hyannis, MA 02601