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THE RESCUE OF THE BARGE WADENA

On March 17, 1902 seven lifesavers paid the ultimate sacrifice attempting to save five men from the stricken Barge Wadena off Monomoy Island. 

The Mack memorial located next to the CG Station in Chatham was erected by the family of William Henry Mack, a crewmember aboard the Barge Wadena.

Lifesavers lost during the rescue attempt:

    Keeper Marshall Eldridge

    Osborne F. Chase

    Isaac T. Foye

    Valentine D. Nickerson

    Arthur W. Rogers

    Edgar C. Small

    Elijah Kendrick

Sole Survivor of the rescue attempt:

    Surfman Seth Ellis

Crew Lost from the Barge Wadena

    Capt Christian Olsen

    William Henry Mack

    Robert Molanux

    Walter Zeved

    Manuel Enos

Twilight and evening bell,
   And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
   When I embark;

For though from out our bourne of Time and Place
   The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
   When I have crossed the bar.
 

Last Modified 9/19/2013