- Are you interested in the post-Civil War time period?
- Would you like an introduction to the U.S. Life-Saving Service -1878-1915? (Pre-Coast Guard)
- Are you a teacher in need of a monologue for a girl or a play with 7 boys?
- Are you part of a maritime museum who needs a short play for an event?
This book contains an abundance of information about early search and rescue, wrapped up into two short drama plays.
“The Survivor,” based on a true incident, takes place in 1904 and is about a sailor who was rescued the previous night from a stranded ship off Cape Cod.
In “The Bird We Didn’t Eat,” enter into daily life at a remote search and rescue station on Cape Cod with seven male actors representing the surfmen and keeper (captain). The incidents in this play are true.
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Grades 9-12, adults
“The Bird We Didn’t Eat” was hilarious, but it brought out the stress the men were under.” – Jenny U., Educator