Last 44-foot rescue boat is decommissioned

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With military honors that outshine those given to most human shipmates retiring from the service, the Coast Guard decommissioned the last of what was once a mighty fleet of 44-foot motor lifeboats. The CG44301 was the first production model of that boat type, and it began its service at Station Chatham (Mass.), where it was decommissioned.

Click here to read a report in the Cape Cod Chronicle.