Dick Ryder – The History of Cape Cod’s Life Saving Stations
July 26th, Wednesday at 7pm
A large number of fatalities from maritime disasters occurred along the Atlantic coast during the winter of 1870 and 1871 resulted in the formation of the United States Lifesaving Service. The stations were manned by the most expert surfmen and boathandlers to be found on the cape.
Dick Ryder is a 10th generation Chatham native. His grandfather Richard E. Ryder was a surfman in the Life-Saving Service in 1905, the precursor to the Coast Guard.
Join us to hear the amazing story of these heroic lifesavers.