Title

"What's in a Picture?" piece on the wreck of the "Oakey L. Alexander," which ran

Authors

Joshua F. Moore

Source

Down East

Date

3-1-2010

Pages

80

Abstract

"What's in a Picture?" piece on the wreck of the "Oakey L. Alexander," which ran aground around High Head off Cape Elizabeth during a March gale in 1947. Captain Raymond Lewis grounded the ship before the remaining bulkhead gave way, and Earle Drinkwater, at the Two Lights Coast Guard Lifeboat Station, used a mortar to launch an 18-pound weight onto the ship's bridge. He thus succeeded in using a breeches buoy to bring each of the 32-man crew safely across on a zip line.

Subjects

Photographs

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