By Theresa Mitchell Barbo, Captain W. Russell Webster (Ret.), Julia Marshall
Jack Nickerson and his trustworthy lab, Sinbad, wake early onesnowy Cape Cod morning, prepared for iciness enjoyable. in the meantime, miles away within the ocean,the group of a shipment tanker send known as the Pendleton is in serioustrouble. The waves and wind of a raging nor’easter rip the tanker in two,leaving the folk to hang for his or her lives within the depraved, chilly hurricane. There’sno time to waste—the Coast defend, together with Jack’s buddy Bernie Webber, leaveChatham Harbor looking for the Pendletoncrew. They don’t but comprehend that Jack and Sinbad have snuck aboard the rescueboat as stowaways. subscribe to the younger duo within the front-row seat for the greatestsmall-boat rescue in American heritage.
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Jack wiped the sleep from his hazel eyes. He shifted his attention from the window next to his bed to the floor. In the doggie bed was Sinbad, a big yellow dog. Sinbad lazily opened one eye and wagged his tail twice at Jack. Sinbad had been Jack’s companion since he was five years old. They went everywhere together, except, of course, to Jack’s school. Sinbad was named for the famous Coast Guard mascot of the same name that a ship’s crew adopted in 1938. There was even a book about the first Sinbad published a few years ago.
Bernie bundled Jack up tight as a drum. He buttoned his coat as Jack struggled not to yawn. “You had me very worried, my little friend,” Bernie said to Jack as he made sure his gloves were on. Bernie also put Jack’s boot back on and double-tied his lace. ” Bernie explained. Jack and Sinbad stayed behind Bernie as the coxswain steered the 36500 toward the fish pier about twenty yards away. Already they could see two pairs of headlights: one from Sam Nickerson’s truck and the other from a Chatham Police Department squad car.
Jack was remembering how the wool blankets inside the survivors’ compartment had kept him warm. “Son, that’s a thoughtful and considerate idea,” Sam commented. “I’ll pass the word around. ” And so he did. CHAPTER 10 JACK’S PLAN The network in a small New England town is tight, and people passed on “Jack’s Plan” to their friends and neighbors. Because Chatham was a sea town at the elbow of Cape Cod, with family working the water in the fishing trade and other maritime occupations, many families had short-wave radios.
The Daring Coast Guard Rescue of the Pendleton Crew by Theresa Mitchell Barbo, Captain W. Russell Webster (Ret.), Julia Marshall