This Day in Coast Guard History – Dec. 11

Friday, December 11, 2009

1881-Six men landed from a boat on Race Point, Cape Cod, and were soon after found, wet, chilled through, and much exhausted, by the patrolman from Station No. 6, Second District. He learned that they were the captain and crew of the Canadian schooner J .A. Hatfield that had been sunk in a collision with an unknown bark the night previous. The patrolman conducted them to the light keeper's dwelling nearby.

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

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