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The champion lifesaver of the Pacific coast

Master Chief McAdams

Throughout the history of the U.S. Coast Guard, there have been many notable leaders and heroes. But only one is known as the “the champion lifesaver and lifeboat roller of the Pacific Coast.” His name is Master Chief Petty Officer Thomas McAdams, and with a career spanning 27 years his exploits in the high surf off the Pacific Northwest are legendary.

In service to the light

In service to the light

Crewman of U.S. Lifesaving Service Station Umpqua River, Ore., in the station boat house in the 1890s. The two crewman are surrounded by lifesaving equipment of the era, and a remnant of the steamer vessel Tacoma, a famous shipwreck in the region, hangs above their heads. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Written by by Petty Officer

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People’s Choice – Coast Guard Photo Contest, Round 3

We are entering week three of the People’s Choice award for this year’s Coast Guard Photo Contest. Here is the third set of photos… MIAMI, FL. – AST3 Dustin Bernatovich, a rescue swimmer, is hoisted down to a Coast Guard small boat. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by AMT1 Aaron Nachlas) Winchester Bay, Oregon – Guardians

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