Astoria, OR Coast Guard Lifeboat Accident, Nov 1927
Coast Craft Adrift With Six Aboard
ASTORIA, Ore., Nov. 24 (AP).---Driven by mountainous waves, in a disabled coast guard lifeboat, Capt. Herman Windbeck and five men of the Williams Bay coast guard station went adrift about 3 a.m. Thursday near the mouth of the Columbia River. No word had been received of their fate. Coast guard crews of the Point Adams and the Cape Disappointment stations set out in the face of terrific storm to seek the lost craft.
With Capt. Windbeck were Albert Gentry, Melvin Alvey, Frank Boyle, Ralph Lee and Aino Joudson, all of North Cove, Wash., members of the Willapa Bay station.
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 25 Nov 1927