The Finest Hours: The True Story of The U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue

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The Finest Hours, by Michael Tougais, is the gripping, true story of the valiant attempt to rescue the souls huddling inside the broken halves of the two oil tankers that had been ravaged by a storm. Coast Guard cutters raced to the aid of those on the Fort Mercer, and when it became apparent that the halves of the Pendleton were in danger of capsizing, the Guard sent out two thirty-six-foot lifeboats as well. These wooden boats, manned by only four seamen, were dwarfed by the enormous seventy-foot seas. As the tiny rescue vessels set out from the coast of Cape Cod, the men aboard were all fully aware that they were embarking on what could easily become a suicide mission.

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