Life & Death at Cape Disappointment

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Life & Death at Cape Disappointment, Becoming a surman on the Columbia River Bar

By Christopher J. D’Amelio with Reid Maruyama
Life and Death at Cape Disappointment is the Christopher J. D’Amelio’s first-hand account of life as a surfman at one of the Coast Guard’s most dangerous stations. Cape Disappointment, a notorious Coast Guard unit located near a section of the Pacific Coast known as the “Graveyard of the Pacific.” The book focuses on five of the most significant search and rescue cases while stationed there, one of which earned him the Association for Rescue at Sea’s gold lifesaving medal.

Hard cover with dust jacket, 204 pages.