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Ten Hours Until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do Kindle Edition
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In the midst of the Blizzard of 1978, the tanker Global Hope floundered on the shoals in Salem Sound off the Massachusetts coast. The Coast Guard heard the Mayday calls and immediately dispatched a patrol boat. Within an hour, the Coast Guard boat was in as much trouble as the tanker, having lost its radar, depth finder, and engine power in horrendous seas. Pilot boat Captain Frank Quirk was monitoring the Coast Guard's efforts by radio, and when he heard that the patrol boat was in jeopardy, he decided to act. Gathering his crew of four, he readied his forty-nine-foot steel boat, the Can Do, and entered the maelstrom of the blizzard.
Using dozens of interview and audiotapes that recorded every word exchanged between Quirk and the Coast Guard, Tougias has written a devastating, true account of bravery and death at sea, in Ten Hours Until Dawn.
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About the Author
- ASIN : B003J564XU
- Publisher : St. Martin's Press; First edition (April 1, 2007)
- Publication date : April 1, 2007
- Language : English
- File size : 514 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 345 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #282,098 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This book does a great job filling in the backstory of not only the Can Do’s crew but also the equally heroic men of the USCG. Yes, there are some odd sidebar stories which some may consider filler, but they all provide additional context of the players in this real-life tragedy.
A very quick read and I am purchasing additional copies for my sailing friends and family.
The Can Do was a steel-hulled Pilot boat out of Gloucester, that home-port of so many brave and lost seamen, and was named as an expression of attitude of the owner, Frank Quirk who with four mates, volunteers to "take a look" to see if he could help men stranded on a tanker in Salem bay.
Conditions were so bad that Coast Guard boats and even cutters were soon in great peril themselves. The tanker was aground, hard set on a ledge and going nowhere - the captain had cried "wolf" in his incompetence and five families lost their men while many of them actually listened to the gradually dying radio transmission from the battered boat.
Well written, interspersed with snippets from Gloucester history, a worthy read.