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Shelter Cove in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

In Memory of Our Shipmates

 
 
In Memory of Our Shipmates Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, April 28, 2007
1. In Memory of Our Shipmates Marker
Inscription. In memory of our shipmates and friends. On July 12, 1994, Coast Guard Helicopter 6541 responded to a mayday from a sailing vessel in distress south of Shelter Cove, CA. While searching for the vessel in heavy fog, the helicopter crashed into the cliff ¼ mile north by north east of this location in position 40-01.5 North, 124-03.8 West. All hands perished in the crash.

Crew of Coast Guard Helicopter 6541: Lt Laurence Williams, Pilot Lt Mark Koteek, Co-Pilot ASMCS Peter Leeman, Rescue Swimmer AM1 Michael Gill, Flight Mechanic.
 
Location. 40° 1.338′ N, 124° 4.175′ W. Marker is in Shelter Cove, California, in Humboldt County. Marker is on Lower Pacific Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whitethorn CA 95589, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cape Mendocino Lighthouse (a few steps from this marker); Built to Last (a few steps from this marker); Saving Lighthouse History (a few steps from this marker); Mario Machi (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line).
 
More about this marker. This memorial tablet is next to the Cape Mendocino Lighthouse.
 
Categories. Heroes
 
Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, April 28, 2007
2. Memorial
Historical Marker, Lighthouse and This Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, April 38/3007
3. Historical Marker, Lighthouse and This Memorial
Historical marker is on the boulder on the far side, while the this memorial is on the nearby boulder.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,241 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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