The Finest Hours

From the Homefront: A behind-the-scenes look at the making of ‘The Finest Hours’

Often called the greatest small-boat rescue in American history, it is the story of the dramatic rescue of members of the crew of the SS Pendleton. A Coast Guardsman and three volunteers from Chatham Lifeboat Station, now known as Coast Guard Station Chatham, forged into the midst of a Nor’easter in a 36-foot lifeboat to bring the stranded crewmen home.