Acadia awards

Senator Susan Collins, Simone Pelletier, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen, and Celest Pelletier gather at the Coast Guard Sector Field Office in Southwest Harbor Friday, Nov., 13, 2009, just prior to an awards ceremony for the Coast Guard crews who helped with the Aug. 23, 2009, rescue at Acadia National Park. Simone Pelletier, 12, was one of the seven people who was overtaken by a large wave and pulled out to sea in the wake of an off-shore hurricane that produced waves up to 20 feet high. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Etta Smith. Click image for video of the awards ceremony.

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