Located within a mile from shore, this narrow and
treacherous stretch of water connects the Newport Harbor with the Pacific
Ocean. While closely monitored by the Coast Guard, it’s impossible to tell when
danger will strike -- like the 30-foot waves known to take down vessels in its
Both the Coast Guard and Retherford find themselves battling
waves from both sides, as news of the dangerous bar conditions quickly spreads
through town. Watching from ashore, Retherford’s wife and daughters can only
hope and pray that the F/V Winona J makes it back to safety.