Friday, June 03, 2005

Two early Lifeboats that used to ply their trade around the british coast. The inshore one (on the pontoon) is a steam driven one. these little ships were often launched off the beach from a horse driven cradle, One record relates how the boat from a cornish town was, one day, carted over the headland by its horses and carriage and launched from a beach many miles nearer to the casualty and thus save "steaming " time, hence lives. Posted by Hello

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