Monday, 3 October 2016

Coastguard Gig

A little look back in the records has found this photo of some Coastguards with their gig in Swanage.

It was in a gig like this that Coastguard's rowed out to the wreck of the Wild Wave on Peveril Ledge in 1875, after this rescue Swanage got its 1st RNLI lifeboat.
Looking at this photo its taken close to the where the new lifeboat station is being built and may have been taken around 1875 before the lifeboat arrived.

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