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The Historic CG36500 Is Back At Rock Harbor For The Summer On Cape Cod.

It is so nice to see the CG36500 docked back at Rock Harbor, getting ready for the summer when people are allowed on board to tour this historic boat.

The CG36500 has so much history. “Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat CG-36500 is a historic, 36-foot lifeboat that is berthed at Rock Harbor in Orleans, Massachusetts. Built in 1946, it is notable for its involvement in the 1952 SS Pendleton rescue, one of the most daring such events recorded in the history of the United States Coast Guard. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005, and now serves as a museum boat.”

If you don’t know the story of the CG36500, it is worth doing some research as it is just amazing. If you haven’t seen the Disney movie, “The Finest Hours,” try to find it. It is an unbelievable true story of the CG36500 rescuing the crew from a sinking ship off of Chatham.

We are so privileged to have this boat in our harbor. It has so many stories to tell and so much local history.