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More from Portaferry today.  This town on the Ards Peninsula in County Down has already given us the townland of Tullyboard.  This time I’m exploring… 314 more words


A P & O ship strikes a mine and passengers take to the lifeboats

Two Anglican Sisters from Clewer had to take to the lifeboats on a dangerous voyage home from India. The incident was hushed up, and the ship repaired… 111 more words

Life On The Home Front

RNLI magic lantern slides

In Britain, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a national treasure (and not in the ‘anyone famous who’s managed to stay on the telly longer than most’ sense). 321 more words


lifeboats of Longhope

Lifeboat saviours, skilled
heroes indeed
to save us
all, all
from our foolish
ways and wayward choices
onto skerries. Light and rescue, life… 27 more words


The Car Aboard Titanic

Titanic’s cargo consisted of a wide variety of items being exported to America—everything from “dragon’s blood” used in cosmetics, cases of ostrich feathers for women’s hats, and even a rare copy of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. 296 more words


SOLAS where to look

  A quick handy guide to the SOLAS Chapters


As a quick pause in the certificates handy guides here is a quick handy guide to the SOLAS chapters. 409 more words


The Artist Aboard Titanic

One of Titanic’s many famous passengers was Francis Davis Millet. During the Civil War, Millet had served as a drummer boy and later as a surgical assistant. 406 more words