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Fighting Breakers for Three Days

Fighting breakers for three days - The surf boat left Florence, Coos Co., Oregon port to assist the schooner Helen B. Sterling, which was in danger of piling up on the rocks at Heceta Head. After three days the Coast Guard cutter Haida relieved the sailors, but they were still unable to cross the bar so they moved 10 miles out to sea and anchored with two anchors. They were unable to return to port for another two days.

Those pictured are ; l-r Elmer Peterson, Harold William McCrady, M.J. Berhard, Capt Lyle Stirt and Clyde Deal (not pictured.)
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