1952The first Mariner’s Medal was awarded to Captain Henrik Kurt Carlsen for his heroism.Arts and Culture, Economy and Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry, Art

Captain Carlsen stayed with his ship for 40 days in a vain attempt to save Flying Enterprise, 350 miles off the coast of Falmouth, England. Walker Hancock designed the Mariner’s Medal.

“Works of Walker Hancock.” Cape Ann Museum, https://www.capeannmuseum.org/collections/artists/walker-hancock/.
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