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R.N.L.I. lifeboat Charlotte (1)

What we know about this image :

The first Seaton lifeboat was the Tees donated by Thomas Backhouse in about 1824. In 1857 Seaton joined the RNLI and a new boat, Charlotte, was placed there. Here she is on her launching carriage outside the new boathouse built in October 1857. She was in service until 1867 when she was replaced by a boat of the same name which was in service until 1873. These two lifeboats were instrumental in saving 65 lives between them.

HHT&N 692

Date (of image) : 1857

Donor : Maureen Anderson

Creator : unknown


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