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In 1924, 14-year-old John Rixon was walking on Rest Bay beach, Porthcawl, when he discovered a length of wood with a brass plate attached marked ‘US Coast Guard boat number 718’. John showed it to his father, a local coastguard, who sent it to the American Consulate in Cardiff. It is now mounted at the US Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington DC.

Source:
United States Coast Guard Historian’s Office.

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