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


Willipa Bay not Williams Bay

Willipa Bay not Williams Bay

Captain Windbeck

Thankyou Linda for posting that news piece. I've never heard that story? How did you happen upon it? Captain Windbeck was my great, great uncle. He died in, I believe, 1962, and is buried in Aberdeen, WA.
Thankyou again for sharing....