Joseph C. Lincoln bibliography

New York Times, Jun 20, 1944. pg 20

SOUTH PORTLAND, Me., June 19 (U.P.)—Two Liberty ships named in honor of a New England novelist and the discoverer of an important navigation principle were launched today at the yards of the New England Shipbuilding Corporation here.

One ship was named for Joseph C. Lincoln, author of Cape Cod folk stories, and was sponsored by his widow, Mrs. Florence E. Lincoln of Chatham, Mass. The other vessel, honoring Thomas N. Summer, who discovered a new celestial navigation principle in 1837, was named by Miss Elinor L. Lewis of South Portland, a nurse at the shipyard.

New York Times. Aug 26, 1946. pg. 20


Two Coast Guard Planes and Navy Blimp Try in Vain to Aid Ailing Mate


Then Lifeboat Crew Refuses to Put Patient in a Raft-Crash Boat Being Sent

Unwilling to be hoisted to a Navy blimp or transferred to a Coast Guard seaplane 200 miles off the coast yesterday, a merchant marine officer, reported critically ill from a perforated ulcer, is due to be rushed to shore by a Coast Guard crash boat early today for hospitalization if he lives.

Details of three futile aerial missions to evacuate the man, third mate on the Liberty ship Joseph C. Lincoln, were released by the Coast Guard Search and Rescue Division.

The Coast Guard radio station at Boston received the first message from the Lincoln describing the mate's condition at 3 P. M. Saturday. Coast Guard representatives in New York sought the advice of a physician at the Marine Hospital, Staten Island, who recommended air evacuation of the patient and an immediate operation.

Rough Water Bars Landing

A PBY seaplane left Floyd Bennett Field at 5:08 P.M. Reaching the ship about three hours later, it was unable to land because of rough seas. The Navy blimp K-120 was the next arrival over the freighter, reaching her at 5:30 A. M. yesterday from the Lake-hurst Naval Air Station.

Aboard the blimp was a Navy flight surgeon. He advised that the patient be transferred via the blimp to a hospital but this suggestion was rejected.

Finally a PBM seaplane from the Coast Guard Air Station at Elizabeth City, N. C, circled the ship for ten minutes, then landed at 8:40 A.M. yesterday, despite rough weather.

The stricken mate was placed in a lifeboat and the PBM's crew asked that he be transferred to a rubber raft from which he could be taken aboard the plane more conveniently than from the lifeboat. According to the Coast Guard, the boat crew refused to put the mate in the raft, insisting instead that the PBM be taxied to the lee of the Lincoln. The co-pilot of the PBM tried in vain to convince the seamen that such an operation was impossible because the ship was moving five times faster than the seaplane.

A radio request from the plane to the Lincoln's master to order the crew to follow instructions was refused and the small boat returned to the ship. The PBM then started back to shore.

It was understood that the surgeon aboard the blimp had not attempted to board the freighter because of inadequate facilities aboard for an operation, the Coast Guard said.

The Lincoln was due off Cape Henry, Va., early today. The Coast Guard crash boat is expected to meet her and rush the mate to a Norfolk hospital.