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Rescues and Lighthouses - 1800's and 1900's
EDDYSTONE LIGHTHOUSE
The Clipper Gossamer makes down Channel in company with another clipper circa 1880s
FASTNET LIGHTHOUSE
A Galway Hooker passes in the lee of the famous lighthouse circa 1920s
LOSS OF THE YACHT FANNY
9.1.1825 - the De St. Croix brothers and crew fight their way through heavy surf to the yacht. Detouches is at the shrouds frantically signalling for assistance. In the background is Elizabeth Castle and the Oratory.
PORTLAND BILL LIGHTHOUSE
A cutter yacht of the Royal Yacht Squadron is taking the Inner Passage.
RESCUE FROM THE STEAMER ST GEORGE
20.11.1830 - the True Blue lifeboat veers down on her cable and, in the narrow channel between the steamer and St. Mary's Isle, prepares to take on board the twenty-two imperilled seamen.
THE DAUNT ROCK LIGHTSHIP RESCUE
13.2.1936 - the lifeboat hails the Daunt Rock lightship to discover her intentions. The ship's crew would not leave their vessel as they knew the danger to shipping, an abandoned lightship would present.
THE INDIAN CHIEF
5.1.1881. The Bradford surges away from the wreck of the Indian Chief with all the survivors aboard. Beyond are the Sunk Lightvessel and the paddle steamer Vulcan making for deeper water.
THE ROHILLA RESCUE
30.10.1914. Langlands surfs in with a boat full of survivors from the Rohilla Hospital Ship. The John Fielden brought in two boat loads before being irreparably holed.
THE WOLF ROCK LIGHTHOUSE
A cutter of the Royal Yacht Squadron tacks in close to the rocks.
THE WRECK OF THE HINDLEA
27.10.1959 - the lifeboat and Hindlea are between two "snarling mountains of fury", as Dick Evans described the waves that day in 1959. 100 years had passed since the hurricane that brought the Royal Charter ashore, just a few 100 yards to the west.
THE WRECK OF THE S.S. FERNEBO
9.1.1917. Blogg and his crew battle their way through the surf to reach the Swedish steamer Fernebo. The picture shows the first attempt and the large wave that swamped the boat and broke most of her oars.
THE WRECK OF THE STEAM PACKET THAMES
4.1.1841 - the steam packet Thames, driven onto the Brow of Ponds Reef, begins to sink by the bows. Bee and Briton gigs and Active cutter await a lull as the Thomas gig goes to the rescue.
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