The Finest Hours
CHAPTER ONE CHATHAM LIFEBOAT STATION
The sea is master here—a tyrant, even—and no people better than ours, who have gone down to the sea in ships so often in so many generations, understand the subtle saying…“We conquer nature only as we obey her.”
—E. G. Perry, 1898
February 18, 1952
Boatswain’s Mate First Class Bernie Webber held a hot mug of coffee in his large hands as he stared out the foggy window of...