The Bird We Didn't Eat

Skit Synopsis

Surfmen gather in the mess room at a U.S. Life-Saving Service station on Cape Cod, Massachusetts in 1904.

What happens when the new surfman cooks for the crew for the first time? What practical jokes did the men play on each other?

Enter into daily life at a remote search and rescue station.

Note: The U.S. Life-Saving Service was the forerunner of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Type

Based on true stories

Grades

8-12

Cast

7 men

Time and Region

1904, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Performance Time

10 minutes

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Found at Sea

Near Coxon’s Tower