'An incredible tale of heroism and sacrifice'* I n the midst of the Blizzard of 1978, the tanker Global Hope floundered on the shoals in Salem Sound, off the Massachusetts coast. The Coast Guard heard the mayday calls and immediately dispatched a patrol boat. Within an hour the Coast Guard boat was in as much trouble as the tanker, having lost its radar, depth finder, and engine power in horrendous seas. Pilot boat captain Frank Quirk was monitoring the Coast Guard efforts by radio and when he heard that the patrol boat was in jeopardy, he decided to act. He gathered his crew of four, readied his 49-foot steel boat, the Can Do, and entered the maelstrom of the blizzard.Tougias, Michael is the author of 'Ten Hours Until Dawn The True Story Of Heroism And Tragedy Aboard The Can Do', published 0013 under ISBN 9780312334352 and ISBN 0312334354.