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Atherfield Lifeboat Station was opened in 1890 following the wreak of the 'Sirenia' in 1888 on Atherfield Ledge.
With the English Channel reaching to the base of the cliffs, and no track-way ....
A lifeboat funded by the government is recorded as being in place at Brook in 1851, however it was only in 1860 that the RNLI built a boathouse and supplied a 30ft Peake lifeboat. As with the ....
Ryde Lifeboat was located on Ryde Pier from 1869, initially it was funded by public subscriptions and managed by a local committee.
The first boat was a 28ft 6in, Lamb and White lifeboat ....
In 1878, the naval training ship HMS Eurydice was wreaked in Sandown Bay with the loss of 300 lives, this prompted a need for a lifeboat.
A lifeboat provided by the Isle of Wight Sunday ....
A 28ft, Lamb and White lifeboat built provided by the Isle of Wight Sunday School Lifeboat Fund was put on station in 1868; in 1870, this lifeboat was transferred to Totland.
In 1924, the ....
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