Historic Coast Guard Boat House Gets A Lift

A boathouse, decommissioned by the Coast Guard in the 1980s and the former home of the rescue boat CG36500, which braved terrible conditions in the 1952 sea rescue of 32 men from the SS Pendleton, was placed on a barge last weekend for transit and storage in Quincy, MA. The building had been slated to be demolished before a group of preservationists stepped in. Jay Cashman, Inc. donated the equipment and staff to ship the building, estimating the move cost between $75,000 to $100,000.

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YouTube – Chatham Coast Guard boathouse move

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YouTube – Coast Guard Boathouse Gets A Lift

The front page of the Boston Globe For more about the US Coast Guard’s amazing SS Pendleton rescue story, check out:

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Peter A. Mello

Husband, father, son. Lifelong mariner, student of leadership, photographer. Professional creative placemaker.

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