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“Fierce winter storms and shifting shoals gave birth to the “Graveyard of the Atlantic,” where thousands of ships have foundered since record-keeping began in the 16th century.

Driven aground by hurricane-force winds and towering seas, the passengers and crews on these ships often had no recourse but to hope for someone to come to their aid. And come they did. Beginning late in the 18th century rescuers began patrolling the East Coast in search of such wrecks.

A measure of organization came to the live-saving crews in 1785 when a British doctor who had moved to Boston, Massachusetts, was able to form the Massachusetts Humane Society. Not to be confused with an animal rights group, the society was modeled after the British Royal Humane Society, a life-saving service.” Read more.

Learn more about the U.S. Life-saving Service on October 9 at Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore. Here is their website. Enjoy!


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