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2790. Dalton , J. W., THE LIFE SAVERS OF CAPE COD . 1902. Reprint 1991 Parnassus.

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2790. Dalton , J. W., THE LIFE SAVERS OF CAPE COD . 1902. Reprint 1991 Parnassus.

2790. Dalton , J. W., THE LIFE SAVERS OF CAPE COD . 1902. Reprint 1991. Parnassus. 155p. Soft wraps. Profusely illustrated with over 100 fine b/w photographs, illustrations and maps, this is certainly the finest and most complete history of the Life-Saving Service and its 13 posts on the outer reaches of Cape Cod ever written. The Life Savers of Cape Cod brings to life a unique age of heroism along the treacherous shores of Olde Cape Cod. In 1902, writer J. W. Dalton set out to visit each of the thirteen U. S. Life-Saving Service stations on Cape Cod, from Wood End in the north to Monomoy Point in the south. His book, The Life Savers of Cape Cod, published late that year, remains the most minutely detailed account of station life at the high point of the service’s existence. Dalton’s research covers not only the history of the service and descriptions of each station, but also provides a paragraph on each and every keeper and surfman then serving along the Cape’s seashore. Also included is information on the men, equipment, construction and modifications of the buildings, rescues, even entries on the names and habits of the stations’ pets. Included too is the account of Keeper Seth Ellis of the Monomoy station, lone survivor of the life-saving disaster of the previous March 17. Excellent reading on the subject, wonderful photographs. (M). $9.95.