This Day in Coast Guard History – March 5
1881- The crew of Life-Saving Station No. 10, Ninth District (Louisville), won acclaim with a dangerous rescue at the wreck of James D. Parker, a well-known river boat lost in the Indiana chute of the Ohio Falls. She was a stern-wheel steamer of over 500 tons owned by the Cincinnati and Memphis Packet Company and bound from Cincinnati to Memphis. Her crew numbered 50, including the captain, and she had 55 passengers on board, a number of whom were women and children.
(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)