Valentia Lifeboats

Valentia Lifeboats: A History, has been compiled using the first-hand accounts, original and rare images, and detailed records of the station.

Valentia Lifeboats

Author: Dick Robinson

Publisher: Nonsuch Publishing, Limited

ISBN: 9781845887070

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The lifeboats of Valentia have been in service since 1946, when the volunteer crew were summoned to action by the firing of maroon flares. Dick Robinson has been associated with the lifeboat station for almost 60 of those years, firstly as a child watching the flares, then as a serving crewmember, and finally as a maritime historian. In this detailed history, he captures the spirit of the station, together with the tragedies and sacrifices that make up its history. Valentia Lifeboats: A History, has been compiled using the first-hand accounts, original and rare images, and detailed records of the station. It is a fitting tribute to the people who have served here, and will be a record of the station for many years to come.

Air Crash Investigations

Ballycotton lifeboats to return to base. At 1633 Aisling requested ... Aisling advised Valentia Radio that Valentia lifeboat was returning with four bodies.

Air Crash Investigations

Author: Allistair Fitzgerald

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557981840

Page: 356

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On 23 June 1985, Air India Flight 182, a Boeing 747-237B was on its way from Montreal, Canada, to London when it was blown up while in Irish airspace, and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. 329 people perished. It was the largest mass murder in modern Canadian history. The explosion and downing of the carrier was related to the Narita Airport Bombing. Investigation and prosecution took 25 years. The suspects in the bombing were members of the Sikh separatist Babbar Khalsa. Inderjit Singh Reyat, the only person convicted, was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

The Shipwrecked Mariner

Rewards amounting to £ 243 were also granted to the crews of lifeboats for services ... The Valentia lifeboat took charge of a boat's crew of fifteen men ...

The Shipwrecked Mariner

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The Rotarian

The Valentia lifeboat Rowland Watts set off on the 78-kilometre run (42 nautical miles) to the distressed ship, despite high winds and poor visibility.

The Rotarian

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Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.

The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1866

New lifeboats had been sent during the same period to Louismouth, N.E., ... Teignmouth, Tees Bay, and Valentia lifeboat branches of the institution.

The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1866

Author: Various

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108054900

Page: 724

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The 1866 Nautical Magazine includes articles on disturbances in Jamaica, piracy in China, and education and pensions for seamen.

The Final Voyage of the Valencia

Sometimes he would buy an old lifeboat from ships being wrecked at the shipyard, sometimes he would find one. And quite often he would sell one for pocket ...

The Final Voyage of the Valencia

Author: Michael C. Neitzel

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 1772033162

Page: 144

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A dynamic retelling of the deadly 1906 sinking of the SS Valencia off the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, one of the worst maritime disasters in Canadian history. There are few places on earth that have such a high record of marine casualties as the short yet treacherous stretch of coastline known as the Graveyard of the Pacific. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the fifty-six kilometres between Port Renfrew and Cape Beale off Vancouver Island saw dozens of shipwrecks and claimed hundreds of lives. On a blustery night in late January 1906, the steamship SS Valencia, heading from San Francisco to Seattle and Victoria, met its tragic fate on the rocks near Pachena Point. With over one hundred passengers and sixty-five crew members on board, only thirty-seven people survived the wreck. All of the women and children perished. With journalistic precision, compassion for the victims, and condemnation for those who neglected to prevent the tragedy, author Michael C. Neitzel recounts the Valencia’s ill-fated final voyage, drawing heavily on first-hand accounts of the survivors and witnesses. The Final Voyage of the Valencia is a must-read for anyone interested in the maritime history of Canada’s west coast.

THE LIFE BOAT

3d . to pay the expenses of the Courtmacsherry , and Valentia Lifé - boat Stations . Wexford No. 2 Life - boat in putting off and rescuDecided , on the ...

THE LIFE BOAT

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Hunt s Yachting Magazine

... iwo whaleboats , constructed on the principles of the lifeboat , arrived in the harbour of Valentia , on the south - west coast of Ireland .

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the life boat journal

had sailed last from Caldy Island , and found on the South - West Skellig Rock , had tried to get into Barnstaple Har- and safely landed at Valentia at ...

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Valentia

When the captain and crew of a Norwegian square rigger the Bema abandoned ship and rowed into Valentia Harbour , the lifeboat men set out , found the Bema ...

Valentia

Author: Daphne Desiree Charlotte Pochin Mould

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Valentia is an island off the coast of county Kerry. It has been the home of farmer-fishermen and technocrats alike, the site of a large slate and flagstone mine, one of the first meteorological stations, and of the first trans-Atlantic cable messages sent and received. The author traces the history of the island and describes life as it is today.

The Seamen s Bill

In regard to the Valencia , in answer to my colleague's question , you said ships had been standing by and could not send lifeboats ? Mr. GIBSON .

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The Quest for Power

It was also picked up by Valentia radio , which immediately contacted the Marine Rescue Co - ordination Centre ( MRCC ) at Shannon . The lifeboats from ...

The Quest for Power

Author: Raymond Smith

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Frightful Ghost Ships

The Valencia's lifeboats may have also reappeared. Not long after the wreck, local American Indians and fishermen reported seeing a lifeboat rowed by ...

Frightful Ghost Ships

Author: James Roland

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 1512456055

Page: 32

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"Have you ever seen something mysterious out on the water? Learn about famous ghost ship sightings all over the world, and find out what historians have to say about these spooky vessels."

Charles J Haughey

... by Valentia Marine Radio and by the keepers on the Mizen light . Within five minutes Valentia Radio alerted the Baltimore and Valentia lifeboats .

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The Loneliest Boy in the World

On Sundays during the summer months, day trippers from nearby Valentia ... from Valentia and knew many of them well through the Valentia Lifeboat Station.

The Loneliest Boy in the World

Author: Gearoid Cheaist O Cathain

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 1848898665

Page: 232

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* ‘The Loneliest Boy in the World – he has only seagulls as playmates.’ 1949 newspaper article * Gearóid Cheaist Ó Catháin had a unique childhood – he was the last child brought up on the Blasket Islands of Ireland’s southwest coast. The nearest in age was his uncle who was thirty years older. In this affectionate memoir, Gearóid recalls growing up on the island without a doctor, priest, school, church or electricity. Despite public perception of this small, vulnerable fishing community, he remembers a wonderful childhood, cherished by parents and neighbours. His memories are entwined with the beliefs and customs handed down through the generations and are an insight into life on the Blaskets. He speaks with authority of the difficulties and challenges facing the final generation on the island. The Blaskets, with their deserted, crumbling cottages, will live on, in part due to the invaluable memories of the last child of the Great Blasket Island. • Also available: From the Great Blasket to America by Michael Carney