This Day in Coast Guard History – April 8

Thursday, April 08, 2010

1909- Race Point, Massachusetts-The sloop Keewaydin IV’s mast was carried away and the sloop anchored 2 miles SW of station, but dragged ashore. Station crew was on the beach when she struck and the keeper rowed out surf and threw a heaving line on board. One of the 2 men was rescued by this means. The other jumped overboard and was pulled ashore by the keeper. The sloop drifted up on the beach and became a total wreck.

1913-USRC Seneca, a derelict destroyer, inaugurated the service’s participation in the International Ice Patrol.

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

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