Coast Guard Documents From Ruth Williams
Letter from the Superintendant of the Coast Guard
Acknowledgement of receipt of medals
Letter of thanks from Spanish consul
Note: The provenance of these papers is uncertain. The R. C. Joynes mentioned in the documents was the grandfather of Ruth's husband. J. E. Johnson, J. R. Dunton and J. E. Burton were his great-uncles.
Dramatic 1892 Hog Island Rescue
"Despite one fatality, one of the most notable rescues of 1892 was that conducted by the crew of the Hog
Island (VA) Station (Fifth District) in landing twenty-six persons from the Spanish steamship San Albano on
24 February 1892."
Read about the San Abano Rescue