TIL that in February 18, 1952 a huge storm hit New England, generating huge waves and two 500-foot tankers were broken in half by the heavy seas, against all odds a small Coast Guard lifeboat piloted by a man named Bernie Webber single handedly rescued 32 of the 33 men stranded in one of the tankers

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