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A Coast Guard officer watches as a boat sinks on the Cape Cod Canal

MS028.04.008.014 (RS191326)

Description

A black and white view of a Coast Guard officer as he watches a collier sink on the Cape Cod Canal. The collier had rammed into the bank of the Canal and the Coast Guard arrived to evacuate the vessel and clear a path for navigation. The image shows a young Coast Guard officer in uniform watching the ship sink deeper into the water.

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Details

Collection Name
Nina Heald Webber Cape Cod Canal collection
Collection Code
MS028
Dates
1942-07-10
Date of Acquisition
2013
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph; 8.5 x 6.75 inches
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Item
GUSN
290244
Reference Code
MS028.04.008.014

Record details

Originator
Acme Newspictures
Descriptive Terms
boats
canals
coast guards
colliers (bulk carriers)
military uniforms
shipwrecks
Material Type
photographs
Places
Cape Cod Canal (Massachusetts) [canal]

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