The Disney blockbuster movie, The Finest Hours, will hit movie theaters on January 29, 2016. It is a true story of of the US Coast Guard’s most daring rescue off of Chatham on Cape Cod.
The CG36500, which was built in 1946, was decommissioned in 1968 and eventually fell into disrepair. The Orleans Historical Society acquired ownership and restored the vessel.
The CG36500 is docked at Rock Harbor in Orleans during the summer months and is operated as a “floating museum,” open to visitors.
The book was awesome, so check out the movie! I am so looking forward to seeing this daring rescue.
On January 29, 2016 Disney will release the blockbuster film, The Finest Hours, which is a true story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue. It took place off of Chatham on Cape Cod in 1952. Four Coast Guard crewmen set out in a small vessel in Chatham to rescue 33 men stranded aboard the SS Pendeleton after the ship split in half during a legendary nor’easter.
We had the privilege a couple of months ago to attend a book presentation and signing, sponsored by the Eastham Library, of The Finest Hours author, Michael J. Tougias. It was spellbinding as he related his research and writing of his book.
I will post photographs of the actual boat tomorrow that is docked at Rock Harbor in Orleans on Cape Cod during the summer months. It is a must to see if you come to visit Cape Cod and unbelievable that 33 men plus crew fit on this small vessel.