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I always thought that meant the ‘rush’ of folks that were on their way to do the same thing you were doing. I was wrong as I found out when watching the History Channel on a history of the Icebreaker!

The U.S.R.C. Rush was a United States Coast Guard Cutter sent off the Alaskan coast to put a stop to the whaling and hunting of seals outside the federally allotted season. At the time, the Seal population was being decimated by hunters for their blubber.

So, for those folks who still wanted to whale and hunt, they had to ‘Avoid the Rush!’.

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Comment by Douglas James Riley on October 22, 2014 at 6:21am
Didn't see anything ti indicate which on the internet.
Comment by Douglas Karr on October 22, 2014 at 6:03am

Good question! I'm going to have to go do some more research.

Comment by Douglas James Riley on October 21, 2014 at 8:03pm
Interesting, Which one? There were two USRCs; 179 ton Ricard Rush(1874), or the second 300 ton Rush (1885)?

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