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The Early Years

William D. Wilkinson

in American Coastal Rescue Craft: A Design History of Coastal Rescue Craft Used by the USLSS and Uscg

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033341
eISBN:
9780813039022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033341.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

Bernieres, the controller-general of France's bridges and roads, was found to be responsible for one of the earliest attempts at developing a non-capsizable boat in 1765. He attached air cases in the ... More


Development and Refinement of Design

William D. Wilkinson

in American Coastal Rescue Craft: A Design History of Coastal Rescue Craft Used by the USLSS and Uscg

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033341
eISBN:
9780813039022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033341.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

In spite of the fact that the federal government in the U.S. proved to be relatively inactive during the postwar period in terms of coastal lifesaving, the Massachusetts Human Society proceeded with ... More


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