Coast Guard commemorates 60th anniversary of Cape Cod rescues

BOSTON — The Coast Guard will hold a ceremony commemorating the 60th anniversary of the SS Fort Mercer and SS Pendleton rescues at the Coast Guard Base in Boston, Wednesday. On Feb. 18, 1952, during a severe “nor’easter” off the coast of Cape Cod, the tankers Fort Mercer and Pendleton broke in half. While Fort Mercer radioed for help, Pendleton was unable to make any distress call;...

Bernard Webber, Coast Guard Hero Passes Away

One of the Coast Guard’s legendary heroes, Senior Chief Petty Officer Bernard C. Webber, died at his home in Melbourne, Fla., last Sunday, Jan. 25.