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

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

canals
coast guards
colliers (bulk carriers)
boats
shipwrecks
military uniforms
photographs

Physical Description

1 black and white photograph; 8.5 x 6.75 inches

Collection Code

MS028

Collection Name

Nina Heald Webber Cape Cod Canal collection

Date of Acquisition

2013

Reference Code

MS028.04.008.014

Places

Cape Cod Canal (Massachusetts) [canal]

Record Details

Originator

Acme Newspictures

Material Type

photographs

Description Level

Item