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American Coastal Rescue Craft
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William Wilkinson and Timothy Dring provide detailed history and technical design information on every type of small rescue craft ever used by the United States Life-Saving Service and United States Coast Guard, from the early 1800s to current day. By looking at these vessels, many of which featured innovative designs, the authors shed light on the brave men and women who served in USLSS and USCG stations, saving innumerable lives.

In the book and on the accompanying CD, rare photographs and drawings of each type of boat are enhanced by detailed design histories, specifications, and station assignments for each craft. Including motorized, wind-powered, and human-powered vessels, this work will become an important reference for maritime historians, rescue craft preservation groups, and museums, as well as members of the general public interested in these craft.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-xx
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  1. Series Foreward
  2. pp. xxi-xxii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xxiii-xxiv
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xxv-xxvi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xxvii-xxviii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xxix-xxxi
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  1. 1. The Early Years
  2. pp. 1-13
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  1. 2. Development and Refinement of Design
  2. pp. 14-38
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  1. 3. The Modern Age Begins
  2. pp. 39-53
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  1. 4. The Modern Age Matures
  2. pp. 54-85
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  1. 5. Gearing Up for War
  2. pp. 86-96
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  1. 6. The Post-World War II Coast Guard
  2. pp. 97-124
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  1. 7. The Coast Guard Today
  2. pp. 125-150
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 151-156
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 157-162
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  1. Appendix A. Glossary and Abbreviations
  2. pp. 163-166
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  1. Appendix B. The U.S. Coast Guard National motor Lifeboat School USLSS/USCG Methods of Boat Launch
  2. pp. 167-180
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  1. Photograph Credits
  2. pp. 181-182
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 183-186
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  1. About the Authors
  2. p. 187
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