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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.
About This Item
- 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: Photographs--Vessels--Shipwrecks
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Marine accidents--Maine--Cape Elizabeth
- Oakey L. Alexander (Ship)--Photographs
- Rescues--Maine--Cape Elizabeth--Photographs
- Storms--Maine--Cape Elizabeth
- United States. Coast Guard--Rescues--Photographs
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485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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