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The Finest Hours Movie Of The CG36500 Rescue Off Of Cape Cod Will Be Released January 29, 2016


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.

Disney’s Finest Hours Blockbuster Movie Based On The Book To Be Released On January 29, 2016

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.

Surfer At Nauset Beach In Orleans On Cape Cod On A Cold And Blustery January Day

Was I surprised to see a black dot in the water on Nauset Beach in Orleans on Cape Cod when I was taking a walk the other day on a very cold and blustery day. I thought it was a seal, but it didn’t dive underwater.

It wasn’t until I took a photograph and zoomed in that I realized it was a surfer. Wow! He certainly was a brave soul to venture out into the waves on such a day! I shivered just thinking abut it!

Robins Getting A Drink From The Snow On Our Deck In Orleans On Cape Cod

I have never seen so many Robins in the middle of winter getting a drink from the snow on our deck in Orleans on Cape Cod. They were everywhere.


I loved this little guy on the picnic table getting a little drink from the new-fallen snow. Along the railing, many more robins were lined up also enjoying the snow. I was taking photographs through the window, so they did not come out clear enough to post.

I have never seen a bird come up on the deck to eat some snow, have you?

Gorgeous Day To Walk At Nauset Beach In Orleans On Cape Cod

It was a gorgeous day for a walk at Nauset Beach on the National Seashore in Orleans on Cape Cod. The snowed had stopped and the winds had not begun.

I was surprised to see some people there, enjoying a walk on the beach. But, I guess if you’re on Cape Cod, you like the beach any time of the year!