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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 ....
Eider (SS), shipwreck, 1892
The SS Eider, a German four masted, two funnelled steamer, was en-route from New York to Bremen with 227 passengers and 167 crew when she ran aground in dense fog on Atherfield Ledge on the night ....
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