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USCG LifeBoat School

(First airdate: June 18, 2020) The National Motor Lifeboat School, located at the mouth of the Columbia River in Ilwaco, Washington, is one of the U.S. Coast Guard’s premier training stations. Students come from around the country for about a month at a time to gain experience out on the area’s famously stormy seas, which have earned the nickname “graveyard of the Pacific.” Coastal Café guest host Samantha Larson and Aaron Barnett interview students and instructors from the school and provide a real-time account of a training mission, seasickness and all.