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Fowey Lifeboats

150 Years



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Fowey Lifeboats: 150 Years by Nicholas Leach
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The coastline of Cornwall has a reputation for being one of the most treacherous in Britain and is protected today by a fleet of modern, fast and sophisticated rescue craft, funded by voluntary contributions and operated by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, which was founded in 1824. 150 years ago the RNLI established a lifeboat station at Polkerris, a small village on the county's south coast. In the 1920s operations were moved to neighbouring Fowey, a small picturesque town and one of the busiest ports in the country, and in 1928 a motor lifeboat entered service from there. Ready to battle against the elements in times of need, the volunteer crews and their lifeboats have undertaken many courageous and difficult rescues. Today, the station operates two of the most modern lifeboats, a 14m Trent and D class inflatable inshore lifeboat, ready to put to sea to help others. This book tells the history of the lifeboats that have served at Fowey and Polkerris. Many rescues are described, with some outstanding colour images helping to tell the story. This book will appeal to all those with an interest in lifeboats, Cornwall and the sea.
Release date Australia
September 25th, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
full colour illustrations
Landmark Publishing Ltd
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