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...
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...
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 Sindia – A Reading

The following is an excerpt from a recently discovered unpublished work, written by one of the surfmen at The Ocean City Life Saving Station who witnessed the wreck of the 329 foot 4-masted sailing ship called the Sindia in December of 1901. “It is believed by old...
Traveling the Oceans

Traveling the Oceans

Traveling the Oceans was a way of life in the later 1800’s. The hazards from this form of travel made the Lifesaving Service...