Perhaps one of the most unusual situations ever for a USCG 36-footer - this vessel is being hoisted into a "play center" (activity center for children) at Boston City Hall in April 1975. The boat was lifted into City Hall by Shauhnessy & Ahern Co. of Boston http://shaughnessyandahernco.com/ a company that has been moving and lifting heavy objects since 1916. (Photo courtesy of the Boston (MA) City Archives)
Buddy Ebsen (actor). Joined the US Coast Guard in 1941, and was given the rank of Lieutenant, Junior Grade. This wartime rank was one step up from the rank of Ensign, the usual rank given newly appointed naval officers in peacetime. Ebsen served as damage control officer and later as executive officer on the Coast Guard-manned Navy frigate USS Pocatello, which recorded weather at its “weather station” These patrols consisted of 30 days at sea, followed by 10 days in port in Seattle.
The Christmas season in Chatham, MA begins with the arrival of Santa at the fish pier. Santa arrives by boat and in many years, including 2015, his vessel of choice is the CG36500. To learn more about this historic vessel, visit CG36500.org (Photo by Kat Szmit, originally published in the Cape Cod Chronicle)
Restored, owned and operated by the Orleans Historical Society, the original CG36500 is a Gold Medal boat made famous by its crew of four in the February 18th, 1952 rescue of 32 survivors of the ill-fated tanker Pendleton, during a tremendous 70 knot northeasterly storm. The four Coasties took 36500 out in this wild storm in what seemed an impossible mission. They returned to the Chatham Station with 32 rescued crewmen- Orleans Historical Society Web Site. Photo: Kathleen Pizzella