Port St Mary Lifeboat Station -

Historic photographs


23rd December 1960 - PSM Lifeboat stoodby Chickens Rock Lighthouse after a fire drives the three keepers to escape by descending by rope from the top of the light and then they had to shelter in the doorway. One keeper was rescued by breeches buoy but this was so dangerous, it was decided to wait for the tide to drop (and expose the rock platform the light stands on) before transferring the other two. (Photograph - Daily Express Newspapers)

An early lifeboat day in Port St Mary. Photograph taken approximately 1910 ; the lifeboatman in the foreground is Tom Cregeen, locally known as Tom Sullivan. (Photograph reproduced courtesy of Mrs A Kneen)

1932 - The Centenary of of the construction of the Tower of Refuage by Sir William Hillary, a founder of the RNLI and a resident of Douglas, Isle of Man. All five Isle of Man lifeboats gathered at Douglas lifeboat station to mark the event. (Photograph reproduced courtesy of Mrs A Kneen)


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