U.S. Coast Guard Awards
Awarded 11 May 1920
On 14 March 1920 LCDR James Pine and Charles Hansen rescued two men found clinging to the masts of the schooner Isaiah K. Stetson. The vessel sank on Handkerchief Shoal, MA. The men who performed this service were members of the crew of USCGC Acushnet and volunteered to undertake the rescue. Due to high winds and a rough sea, the rescue was both very difficult and extremely dangerous.