Penlee

The Loss of a Lifeboat

Author: Michael Sagar-Fenton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781850221289

Category: Lifeboats

Page: 96

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The Lifeboat

A Novel

Author: Charlotte Rogan

Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books

ISBN: 0316202843

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1340

Grace Winter, 22, is both a newlywed and a widow. She is also on trial for her life. In the summer of 1914, the elegant ocean liner carrying her and her husband Henry across the Atlantic suffers a mysterious explosion. Setting aside his own safety, Henry secures Grace a place in a lifeboat, which the survivors quickly realize is over capacity. For any to live, some must die. As the castaways battle the elements, and each other, Grace recollects the unorthodox way she and Henry met, and the new life of privilege she thought she'd found. Will she pay any price to keep it? The Lifeboat is a page-turning novel of hard choices and survival, narrated by a woman as unforgettable and complex as the events she describes.
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Never Turn Back

The RNLI Since the Second World War

Author: Ray Kipling,Susannah Kipling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750943079

Category:

Page: 214

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The achievements of the lifeboat service over the last 50 years.
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In Search of the South Pole

Author: Huw Lewis-Jones,Kari Herbert

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844862526

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 5513

In 1911 the world was watching, waiting, hoping, attention focused on a desolate spot at the very end of the earth, as two men raced to conquer the South Pole. A hundred years after Roald Amundsen's triumph and Robert Scott's tragic demise, our fascination with the Antarctic remains as acute as ever. On the centenary of their epic expeditions, this book traces our search for the South Pole, from the earliest encounters with Antarctica's icy waters, through the Heroic Age to modern times. In addition to the words of Scott and Amundsen, vivid descriptions from the logbooks, journals and narratives of pioneers such as Carsten Borchgrevink, Ernest Shackleton and Douglas Mawson provide first-hand experiences of this enigmatic and unforgiving region. In our own times, there is commentary from modern explorers and travellers, writers and scientists, who explain what the South Pole means to them. Among those featured are Edmund Hillary, Vivian Fuchs, Ranulph Fiennes and Borge Ousland. Stunning images by Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley, and from the personal collections of explorers and adventure photographers, as well as contemporary ephemera and artefacts, illustrate the hardships of life on the ice. The authors have woven together the narrative of this enduring human quest with individual stories to place the Scott-Amundsen race in historical context and consider its legacy in the manhaulers, extreme skiers and adventure tourists of today. In the 21st century the South Pole remains an international stage for ambition and personal endeavour. For anyone who has felt the pull of this magnetic place – this is the book for you.
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Saved by the Lifeboat

Author: Ballantyne, R. M.

Publisher: Delmarva Publications, Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Lifesaving

Page: 124

View: 1360

On a dark November afternoon, not many years ago, Captain Boyns sat smoking his pipe in his own chimney-corner, gazing with a somewhat anxious expression at the fire. There was cause for anxiety, for there raged at the time one of the fiercest storms that ever blew on the shores of England. The wind was howling in the chimney with wild fury; slates and tiles were being swept off the roofs of the fishermen’s huts and whirled up into the air as if they had been chips of wood; and rain swept down and along the ground in great sheets of water, or whirled madly in the air and mingled with the salt spray that came direct from the English Channel; while, high and loud above all other sounds, rose the loud plunging roar of the mighty sea. (Illustrated)
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Saved by the lifeboat

Author: Robert Michael Ballantyne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Nautical Magazine

A Journal of Papers on Subjects Connected with Maritime Affairs

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Naval art and science

Page: N.A

View: 3114

Posted in Naval art and science

Mechanics Magazine

Author: John I Knight

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1863

Author: Various

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108054544

Category: History

Page: 716

View: 8110

The 1863 Nautical Magazine features South-East Asia and Australia, and reports progress on the Suez Canal and the transatlantic cable.
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Scots And The Sea

A Nation's Lifeblood

Author: James Davidson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780577680

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 6702

With over six thousand miles of rugged coastline, nowhere in Scotland is more than forty-five miles from tidal waters, and seven of the biggest towns and cities are seaports. No wonder then that the sea has shaped Scotland, and in turn the Scots have helped to shape maritime history, trade and communications. Scots and the Sea is a unique and compelling account of a small, sparsely populated country's relationship with the most powerful force on earth. It is a celebration of the courage and endurance of fishermen and their families, the selfless bravery of lifeboat volunteers and the individual brilliance of leaders like Admiral Cochrane, who helped establish free nations across the globe. The illicit activities of scoundrels like Captain Kidd also provide a taste of the darker side of the story. Scotland's proud maritime tradition is traced through this volume, which examines the development of trade, the founding of a Scottish merchant navy and the pressures towards Union with England. It explores ports, harbours and shipyards, and outlines the vital role Scotland has played in shipbuilding and marine engineering - from the galleys and longships of early history to clippers, steamships, ocean liners, hovercraft and oil rigs. Also recounted are the exploits and achievements of Scots in all these fields, including those of James Watt, William Symington, Henry Bell and Robert Stevenson. Finally, it takes a look into the future, where Scottish research into wave and tidal power could become vital in providing a source of sustainable energy. Over the years, many Scots have made their living and their fortune from the sea, others have lost their lives to it – Scots and the Sea is a tribute to all of them.
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The Conquest of Bread

Author: Peter Kropotkin

Publisher: Kipling Books

ISBN: 1522093419

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

View: 4141

Posted in Political Science

Lifeboat Directory

Author: Nicholas Leach,Tony Denton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781901703306

Category: Lifeboats

Page: 160

View: 7411

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Hen Frigates

Passion and Peril, Nineteenth-Century Women at Sea

Author: Joan Druett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451688431

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 7503

A "hen frigate," traditionally, was any ship with the captain's wife on board. Hen frigates were miniature worlds -- wildly colorful, romantic, and dangerous. Here are the dramatic, true stories of what the remarkable women on board these vessels encountered on their often amazing voyages: romantic moonlit nights on deck, debilitating seasickness, terrifying skirmishes with pirates, disease-bearing rats, and cockroaches as big as a man's slipper. And all of that while living with the constant fear of gales, hurricanes, typhoons, collisions, and fire at sea. Interweaving first-person accounts from letters and journals in and around the lyrical narrative of a sea journey, maritime historian Joan Druett brings life to these stories. We can almost feel for ourselves the fear, pain, anger, love, and heartbreak of these courageous women. Lavishly illustrated, this breathtaking book transports us to the golden age of sail.
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The Boy's Own Paper

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's periodicals, English

Page: N.A

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Posted in Children's periodicals, English

The Artizan

N.S. 14

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Lifeboat Service in Scotland Station by Station

Author: Nicholas Leach

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445613514

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 1953

The history of the lifeboat service in Scotland is one of outstanding bravery and tragedy. Bravery, exemplified in the Gold medal-winning rescues by the Peterhead lifeboat in 1942 and Lerwick lifeboat in 1997. And tragedy, when lifeboat men gave their lives at Arbroath, Fraserburgh, Longhope and elsewhere to help others in distress.
Posted in Transportation

The 9/11 Commission Report

Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

Author: N.A

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160891809

Category: Political Science

Page: 587

View: 7396

This edition has been designated as the only official U.S. Government edition of the 9-11 Commission’s Final Report. It provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. It also includes recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.
Posted in Political Science