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.
United States Coast Guard, Earl Cunningham, Charlevoix, Michigan, Helen Teatro Cunningham, Penny Helmer, Gold Lifesaving Medal, George Cunningham, Annie Cunningham, Afton, Campbell Stone Company, Richard Cunningham, Hubert Cunningham, Wayne Cunningham, Hammond Bay Coastguard Station, Ocqueoc, Cleo LaPeer, Lloyd LaPeer, Eugene Bears, Clause Beardsley, Clayton Brown, William Woods, George Kelderhouse, Quinton Duhn, motor lifeboat, Congressman John Lesinski Sr., Silver Lake Cemetery, Wolverine
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.