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Brighstone Lifeboat

The Brighstone RNLI Lifeboat was located in a boathouse at Brighstone Grange with a track-way down to the beach from 1860. Horses from a local farm would be used to move the lifeboat on its carriage from the boathouse to the beach.

In 1888, 2 crewmen and 2 rescued men lost their lives when the Brighstone Lifeboat 'Worcester Cadet' capsized while rescuing lives from the wreak of the 'Sirenia'.

The station closed in 1915 with the introduction of a motor lifeboat at the Totland station.

See also: Lifeboats  -  Brighstone

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