Cape Sable (#WPB95334) (1959-1968+), 95-foot U.S. Coast Guard cutter built in Curtis Bay, Maryland. She was stationed in Santa Barbara from 1959 until 1968, and was used for law enforcement and search and rescue. On August 20, 1966, she was able to rescue the owner and crew off the Broadbill, a 62-foot wood fishing vessel that wrecked on the northwestern portion of Santa Rosa Island en route from Morro Bay to Wilmington. Cape Sable was decommissioned on August 16, 1968.
In the News~
June 11, 1968 [SBNP]: “Not even on as perfect a day as yesterday, said William Sommermeyer today would he like to see school children transported from the Channel Islands to the mainland. Sommermeyer, chairman of the County Committee on School District Organization, and Harry Berlsford, a committee member, made the round trip from Santa Barbara aboard the Coast Guard cutter Cape Sable...”