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Ceremonial Launch of Mullion's First Lifeboat, 1867

NumberHESFM:1977.2245
PlaceMullion Cornwall United Kingdom
Date10.9.1867
KeywordsEmergency Services Lifeboat Mullion
PhotographerUnknown
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Mullion's first lifeboat, the DANIEL J DRAPER, at its official launch on 10th September 1867. The boat was gifted from the Methodist Recorder Fund in memory of the Rev D J Draper who drowned in the tragic wreck of the SS LONDON (1866) in the Bay of Biscay. This lifeboat remained at Mullion until 1887, performing three services and saving three lives. It was followed by the "Edith" (1887-1894) and the "Nancy Newbon" (1894-1908), neither of which were ever used.