Porthoustock Lifeboat "The Charlotte", 1886-1900
|Place||Porthoustock Cornwall United Kingdom|
|Date||1886 — 1900|
|Keywords||Emergency Services Lifeboat Porthoustock|
|Copyright||© Helston Museum|
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.