Coast Guard boat to be Marblehead museum centerpiece

Restoration wil honor life-saving history of USCG.
Tom Jackson
Mar 31, 2013

 

The old Coast Guard boat that's slowly being restored a few miles from the lake is destined for a quiet retirement in a new museum.

But the boat, a veteran of Lake Michigan, is meant to recall stirring rescues from decades ago, when Coast Guard members used boats just like the one at Boytim Boat Works to rescue people in distress in stormy Lake Erie waters.

The boat will be the centerpiece of a planned new museum, located near the Marblehead Lighthouse, that will honor the Coast Guard  and its predecessor, the U.S. Lifesaving Service, said Ron Kochensparger, president of the Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society.

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