The Manomet Point Robert E. Lee Rescue Memorial
Honoring those who lost their lives while saving others
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Sacramento Union story, May 1867. Via California Digital Newspaper Collection.
Another heroic effort involving the Robert E. Lee grounding was that done by the ship’s wireless operator, Maurice D. Holland.
Holland’s nimble fingers dashed off distress signals that were quickly relayed to the Coast Guard as the ship was taking on water and its generators and engines swamped.
Holland a month later was honored for his efforts. We have a photo of that award. Read full story.
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