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Lake Michigan, Ship Sinking Rescue (USS Bradley) 11-19-58

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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-1251
Run Time
0h 12m 2s
Date Produced
November 19 1958

Film documents the rescue response to the sinking of the limestone carrier, SS Carl D. Bradley.


Opening footage displays a photograph of the Carl D. Bradley, followed by ground and aerial footage of rescue efforts, including shots of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sundew and the liftoff of a coast guard helicopter. The Sundew’s Lieutenant Commander Harold Muth speaks about the condition of the two survivors discovered in a life raft, followed by more aerial footage. The Sundew is shown pulling into the port of Charlevoix, Michigan where many bystanders have gathered. Numerous bodies are transferred off the vessel as well as one surviving crewman, probably Frank Mays, as indicated by his hair color. The film concludes as Muth provides additional remarks concerning the two survivors and the number of bodies recovered.

Main Credits
Koza, Frank (is filmmaker)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Mays, Frank (is participant)
Muth, Harold (is participant)
Related Place
Charlevoix (represents)