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First of the crew of 31 is seen being rescued by coast guard breeches buoy as high winds and turbulent seas beat the stricken and battered collier Oakey L. Alexander off Cape Elizabeth; Maine. Ship lost its bow at the height of the gale that swept the Atlantic coast yesterday. The vessel had to be run on to the beach. Rescue crew are shown here as they use hand power rather than machine lest they part the slender lifeline to the stricken vessel. Open in full size

First of the crew of 31 is seen being rescued by coast guard breeches buoy as high winds and turbulent seas beat the stricken and battered collier Oakey L. Alexander off Cape Elizabeth; Maine. Ship lost its bow at the height of the gale that swept the Atlantic coast yesterday. The vessel had to be run on to the beach. Rescue crew are shown here as they use hand power rather than machine lest they part the slender lifeline to the stricken vessel.

Picture, 1947, English

First of the crew of 31 is seen being rescued by coast guard breeches buoy as high winds and turbulent seas beat the stricken and battered collier Oakey L. Alexander off Cape Elizabeth; Maine. Ship lost its bow at the height of the gale that swept the Atlantic coast yesterday. The vessel had to be run on to the beach. Rescue crew are shown here as they use hand power rather than machine lest they part the slender lifeline to the stricken vessel.

Picture, 1947, English

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Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Ships - Disasters - O - R

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0014192f