Gwinn, Michigan 2007 Trade paperback First edition. Illustrated w/ b&w period photos New. Trade paperback (US). 201 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. From
cover notes: Between 1878 and 1915, the surfmen and keepers of the United States Life-Savings Service, forerunner of today's U.S. Coast Guard, rescued more than 186, 000 people from certain death in the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific, along the Gulf Coast, the Great Lakes and the Ohio River....rowing in wooden boats to save people they'd never even met. From the pages of "Wreck & Rescue Journal", however covers but a small portion of the true-to-life stories of bravado and selflessness of the men of the U.S. Life-Saving Service.
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