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Porthoustock Lifeboat "The Charlotte", 1886-1900

NumberHESFM:1977.2241
PlacePorthoustock Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1886 — 1900
KeywordsEmergency Services Lifeboat Porthoustock
PhotographerUnknown
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The Porthoustock lifeboat "The Charlotte", 1886-1900. Built in 1886 by Forrestt of Limehouse for the sum of £374, the lifeboat was donated by Miss A F Howis, London. It performed seven services, and saved 79 lives. The Charlotte is shown in front of local cottages, with the crew holding its ropes (it is on a trailer), and many villagers watching.