The CG36500 is nothing short of a floating museum. Built in 1946, she performed admirably during her years of service at the Chatham, Massachusetts Lifeboat Station. Come view the memorabilia and read the story of an incredible night on the high seas off Chatham back in 1952.
The CG36500 is a Gold Medal boat made famous by its crew of four in the February 18th, 1952 rescue of 32 survivors of the ill-fated tanker Pendleton, during a tremendous 70 knot northeasterly storm. The four Coasties took 36500 out in this wild storm in what seemed an impossible mission. They each received the Gold Life Saving Medal for getting to the scene under almost impossible conditions and heroically rescuing the 32 crewmen from the Pendleton. They returned to the Chatham Station with 32 rescued crewmen.
Decommissioned in 1968, CG36500 was left to deteriorate until Bill Quinn and the Orleans Historical Society intervened, acquired ownership, and executed a comprehensive restoration. The Lifeboat now once again travels the waters on Cape Cod and beyond.