The History of the Armistice Day Storm

 
During hearing, Steip was adamant about the role of Cross and his crew.

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If it hadn't been for you we may all have perished, he wrote to Cross. He questioned the Coast Guard's action after the storm subsided.I don't see what they can find out,his letter continued,

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It might expose them for not being prepared, and not going out sooner.

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Cross and his two crewmen were treated as heroes.

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While the Novadoc saga was unfolding, the Coast Guard had by no means forgotten the City of Flint.

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Hurricane winds prevented Vevang from manuevering his ship through the pier heads, and the Flint was pushed dangerously close to the north breakwater.

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The captain ordered the ship grounded to prevent serious damage. Aboard were 45 crewmen, four passengers and 28 rail cars.

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