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Rescue of Oakey L. Alexander crew, Cape Elizabeth, 1947

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Rescue of Oakey L. Alexander crew, Cape Elizabeth, 1947

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Captain Raymond W. Lewis of the ship Oakey L. Alexander purposely ran the ship aground off the coast of Cape Elizabeth in order to save his crew.

The U.S. Coast Guard mounted this rescue using a breeches buoy on March 3, 1947. All the crew members were saved.

Other Information


  • Title: Rescue of Oakey L. Alexander crew, Cape Elizabeth, 1947
  • Creation Date: 1947-03-03
  • Subject Date: 1947-03-03
  • Town: Cape Elizabeth
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph, jpg
  • Dimensions (cm): 13 x 18
  • Local Code: Photos--Vessels--Shipwrecks
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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