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The finest hours : the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue / Michael Tougias and Casey Sherman.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781416567219 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1416567216 (alk. paper)
  • Description: xiii, 204 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2009.

Available copies

  • 9 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 14 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction G 530 .P428 T68 2009 (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction G 530 P428 T68 2009 (Text to Phone) Available -
Everett - Shute Memorial Adult Nonfiction 910.9163/T722f (Text to Phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 910.916346/Tougias (Text to Phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction G 530 .P418 T68 2009 (Text to Phone) Checked out 09/17/2015
Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 910.916346 TOUGIAS 2009 (Text to Phone) Checked out 08/25/2015
Melrose Nonfiction (Second Floor) 910.9163 Tougias (Text to Phone) Missing -
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction G 530 .P418 T68 2008 (Text to Phone) Checked out 08/28/2015
Peabody West Branch Adult Nonfiction Military/Tougias (Text to Phone) Available -
Reading Adult Bestseller BESTSELLER DISPLAY NF (Text to Phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-202).
Contents Note: Prologue -- Tanker Sections and Their Rescue Boats -- Part 1 -- Chapter 1. Chatham Lifeboat Station -- Chapter 2. The Pendleton -- Chapter 3. The Fort Mercer -- Chapter 4. "It Can't Be True" -- Chapter 5. "You Got to Take the 36500 Out" -- Chapter 6. Blowout at Chatham Bar -- Chapter 7. Chatham Mobilizes -- Chapter 8. "He Came to the Surface Floating" -- Chapter 9. Losing All Hope: On Board the Pendleton Stern -- Chapter 10. All but One: The Rescue of the Pendleton Stern -- Chapter 11. Thirty-six Men in a Thirty-six-foot Boat -- Chapter 12. Pandemonium in Chatham -- Part 2 -- Chapter 13. The Mercer's Bow Capsizes -- Chapter 14. A Maneuver for the Ages -- Chapter 15. Tuesday at Chatham Station -- Chapter 16. Thirteen Men Still on Board -- Chapter 17. Search of the Pendleton Bow -- Part 3 -- Chapter 18. The Inquiry -- Chapter 19. Being Labeled a Hero Can Be a Burden -- Chapter 20. Tanker Trouble -- Chapter 21. Beyond the Rescue -- Chapter 22. The Restoration -- Epilogue: They Were Young Once -- Appendix -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography
Sherman, Casey, 1969- (Added Author).

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