Compiled by E. P. Groot: The material in this book contains the contents of thirty-nine reports from the U.S. Life-Saving Service from 1876 to 1914. Of particular interest are descriptions of the individual stations, their personnel, and their activities. There are narratives describing the services provided by crewmen. Another section is devoted entirely to accidents. Find out about rescues and/or salvage of a particular ship and/or its crew and passengers as well as the many miscellaneous services that were provided.