Ordeal on the Ice is an article concerning the February 8, 1936 rescue of Clayton Brown by United States Coastguardsman Boatswain's Mate Earl Cunningham (1895-1936) that resulted in his own death and that of Claude Beardsley and the awarding of the Gold Lifesaving Medal to Cunningham posthumously.
Repository citation: Reynolds, Geoffrey D., "Ordeal in the Ice" (2004). Faculty Publications. Paper 64.
Published in: Michigan History, Volume 88, Issue 1, January 1, 2004, pages 20-26. Copyright © 2004 Michigan History, Lansing, Michigan.