Shore Lore: On storm patrol with the Lifesavers

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By Don Wilding Visiting the beach during a big storm and an Arctic blast is always an interesting experience here on Cape Cod, but most of us have the option of ditching back into a warm car or house the first chance we get.For the surfmen of the U.S. Lifesaving Service and the Coast Guard who patrolled the Outer Beach from 1872 until the 1940s, they didn’t have a choice in the matter.Whether the elements were friendly or fierce, they always...

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