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MP of the Month: George Palmer, a 'firm friend of the shipwrecked'

In September 2008 an exceptionally rare Gold Medal produced by the Royal National Institute for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck was sold at auction for £3,200. 745 more words


A new project

OK, so I’ve been a bit quiet for a while. But that’s because I’ve been working on a new project that’s captured my imagination – as well as the imaginations of quite a few other people. 355 more words


A trip to Dartmouth

Where land, river and sea meet, exciting things happen. And if you don’t believe me, head down to Dartmouth. This small Devon town, nestled comfortably on the western bank of the estuary of the River Dart, was for centuries a significant deep water port for sailing vessels of all kinds. 612 more words



Since arrival, we (the scientific party – which, I can promise, is as fun as it sounds) have been unloading the two twenty-foot containers that carried our equipment from Durham and converted some of the ship’s laboratories into spaces that are more useful for our work. 447 more words

Ironing the Sea and Good News...

I recently shared an acrostic poem on Facebook that I stumbled across in an old school magazine. I wrote it aged 9 years old:

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Edition Print

Welcome to The Lifeboat Crew's blog!

The Lifeboat Crew is my intrepid band of LEGO minifigures. Our aim is to raise awareness of the valuable work done around our coasts by the… 222 more words


Letter from August 27, 1942

 Lester’s days are filled with activities, learning his new job, and orientation on the ship. The discussion about his assignment is crucial to his future activities. 810 more words