The CG 36500 is back at the dock at Rock Harbor in Orleans for the summer. We had the privilege of being the first ones on it the other day with wonderful stories told by Richard.
The CG 36500 is the original boat from the Disney movie, “The Finest Hours.” It is a true story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s most daring sea rescue and is based on the book, “The Finest Hours” by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman.
It’s so cool because this daring rescue took place off of Chatham here on Cape Cod. If you haven’t seen the movie, it is well worth it and so educational for the kids!
It was such fun to go aboard the Coast Guard’s boat, CG36500 which is docked at Rock Harbor for the season. You can go inside and learn all about the greatest Coast Guard small boat rescue in history. It is an amazing story. The movie, The Finest Hours, came out last January is all about the unbelievable feat!
When you are finished there is a little shack across the parking lot with lots of CG36500 memorabilia which you can purchase. I got the latest edition of the book called, Rescue.
If you’re in Rock Harbor, it is a very cool thing to do …and very educational!
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.