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Depoe Bay, Oregon is the world’s smallest harbor. The entrance to that harbor is none too large and is called the Hole. The Depoe Bay Coast Guard Station call themselves ‘The Hole in the Wall Gang’. There are two 47 MLB motorized lifeboats stationed at Depoe Bay.
The 47 MLB is the Coast Guard’s standard lifeboat, designed to weather hurricane force winds and heavy seas, capable of surviving winds up to 60 knots, breaking surf up to 20 feet and impacts up to three Gs. And, if the boat should capsize, it self-rights with all equipment remaining fully functional.
Rising gas prices or canceled flights may have limited your travel plans so let’s take a virtual trip that features the Hole in the Wall Gang.
The first video is a salute to the Coast Guard and the second video features the rescue of two kayakers inside the entrance to the harbor.