Images of history

Pictures from the 4/17/10 cleanup effort



Also, high-definition video highlights from the cleanup.


Pictues of, and near, the memorial marker

Manomet Point Memorial Cleanup

Above photos by Sharon, Susan & Cameron Anderson. Aerials and map via bing.com. Roll over for full screen and other options.


Three of these crewmen perished

(Click to enlarge).

Three of these crewmen perished

Photo ran in the New York Times on March 11, 1928


Final resing place

Three of the eight Coast Guardsmen aboard the capsized surf boat that day are buried at Manomet Cemetery, including Frank Griswold, who drowned that day. The other two who perished in the rescue, William Cashman and Edward Stark were buried in East Boston and Taunton, respectively. Photos by Paul & Linda Williams.


Was it as bad — or worse — than this?

What the seas off the Point might have looked like when the Lee went aground and the Coast Guardsmen drowned. Video was taken on March 15, 2010 by Paul A. Williams during a similar Northeaster.


Braving the seas

Surfboat Heading Out From The Point

Surfboat Heading Out From The Point (Boston Herald). Click to enlarge.


Above photo ran in the Boston Herald on March 11, 1928


Hundreds of sightseers crowded the Point

Onlookers at the Coast Guard station.

Onlookers at the Coast Guard station. (Boston Herald). Click to enlarge.

Above photo ran in the Boston Herald on March 11, 1928


Scene on the beach with fateful surfboat

Coast Guard life boat that overturned. (Click to enlarge)Above, image by “P. & A. Photo” taken at Manomet Point on March 10, 1928. It shows the Coast Guard life boat that overturned and the Robert E. Lee in the distance. It appeared on March 11 in the New York Times. (Click photo to enlarge).


Postcard view of Life Saving Station and bluff


Courtest Randy ParkerImage courtesy of Randy Parker.