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Martha Coston Signal Flares

Martha Coston Signal Flares

Watch for the story of Martha Coston, who developed the signal flares that are still used by the US Navy today. After finding earlier works of her deceased husband, Coston spent ten years testing and refining her process of night flares before patenting it in 1859. If...

Comical Rescues

Comical Rescues

Three tales of "Comical Rescues" from the Ocean City Life Saving Station including one about the surfmen in a low-tech row boat who rescued a high-tech Navy Submarine stranded on the sand bar in the Great Egg Harbor Inlet....

The Telephone in the Kitchen

The Telephone in the Kitchen

Ocean City Life Saving Station tales of daily life of the Surfmen and commonly asked questions of visitors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC_huNjF12k

Boats, Buoys and Cars

Boats, Buoys and Cars

Watch for some great explanations of the various types of rescue equipment used and on display at the Ocean City NJ Life Saving Station. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssmFN3J-Zm0&feature=youtu.be

The Natucket 26 Hour Rescue

The Natucket 26 Hour Rescue

The Natucket 26 hour Rescue - Walter N. Chase and his six man Coskata life saving crew battled heavy seas to rescue A British three masted schooner, H.P. Kirkham, sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Saturday, January 16, 1892, bound for New York. The Kirkham carried...

The Sindia – A Reading

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r8mvkfDGgU&feature=youtu.be The following is an excerpt from a recently discovered unpublished work, written by one of the surfmen at The Ocean City Life Saving Station who witnessed the wreck of the 329 foot 4-masted sailing ship...

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