Rescue of Oakey L. Alexander crew, Cape Elizabeth, 1947
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
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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.
- 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: 13 cm x 18 cm
- Local Code: Photos--Vessels--Shipwrecks
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
United States. Coast Guard--Rescues--Photographs
Marine accidents--Maine--Cape Elizabeth
Oakey L. Alexander (Ship)--Photographs
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