Valentia Lifeboats

Valentia Lifeboats

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

Author: Dick Robinson

Publisher: Nonsuch Publishing, Limited

ISBN: 1845887077

Category: History

Page: 256

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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.
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Air Crash Investigations

Air Crash Investigations

Ballycotton lifeboats to return to base. At 1633 Aisling requested Valentia Radio
to inform Falmouth that they were unable to transfer bodies to Valentia Lifeboat
as latter was returning to base owing to fuel shortage. At 1659, Laurentia Forest ...

Author: Allistair Fitzgerald

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557981847

Category: History

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.
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The Rotarian

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. After five
hours of ploughing through stormy seas, the lifeboatmen sighted the casualty.

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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.
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The Final Voyage of the Valencia

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. ... resembled the ill-fated steamer, and
MacFarlane wanted some proof that he had really found one of the Valencia's
lifeboats.

Author: Michael C. Neitzel

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 9781772033168

Category: History

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.
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THE LIFE BOAT

THE LIFE BOAT

3d . to pay the expenses of the Courtmacsherry , and Valentia Life - boat Stations
. Wexford No . 2 Life - boat in putting off and rescuDecided , on the invitation of
the local residents , ing 4 men from the schooner Handy , of Wexford , and on the
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The Shipwrecked Mariner

The Shipwrecked Mariner

The The thanks of the Institution inscribed Valentia lifeboat took charge of a
boat's on vellum were likewise presented to crew of fifteen men , belonging to the
Mr. James Tickell , chief boatman in ship ' Sydney Dacres , ' who had landed
charge ...

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The Valencia Tragedy

The Valencia Tragedy

CHAPTER EIGHT Myth of the Ghost Ship and Lifeboat No . 5 In the years
following the disaster , there were several stories about a “ ghost ship ” and other
unexplainable occurrences and findings . Seafaring people have been
superstitious ...

Author: Michael C. Neitzel

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 1895811368

Category: History

Page: 112

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In 1906, on a beautiful sunny January 20, the steamer Valencia sailed from the Embarcadero in San Francisco on her way to Victoria and Seattle. The Valencia carried some 104 adult travelers in first and second class, including 17 women and small children as well as 65 officers and crew. The Valencia’s voyage north was quite ordinary but the crew had been uneasy since departure. Somehow they sensed something wrong. They were right - the ships voyage would be her last. There was a violent storm. The Valencia struck a rock, or ledge, a few hundred yards off shore and this was to be her final resting place.
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the life boat journal

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 midnight ,
bour , but failed from the state of the after a very hard day ' s work . tide and the ...

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Valentia

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
and got good salvage money for bringing her in . She was later towed to London
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Author: Daphne Desiree Charlotte Pochin Mould

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105040970498

Category: Natural history

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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.
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Wreck of the Steamer Valencia

Wreck of the Steamer Valencia

when the Valencia went ashore , on which night she saw no lights and when the
most distant view she got at any time was ... to the wreck under the tow of
lifeboats , or to have gone sufficiently close to the wreck with lifeboats to get a line
to it .

Author: United States. Commission on Valencia disaster

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ISBN: UCAL:$B74361

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The Quest for Power

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 Valentia
and Baltimore immediately put to sea . The Taurima had sunk very quickly after ...

Author: Raymond Smith

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ISBN: IND:39000004603374

Category: Ireland

Page: 295

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The Nautical Magazine

The Nautical Magazine

New lifeboats and transporting carriages had been sent during the past month to
North Sunderland and to Whitby . ... The Great Eastern made her voyage to
Valentia ; the end of the shore cable in the Caroline was landed at its des .
tination ...

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The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1870

The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1870

The vessel, being taken in tow by another ketch, the life-boat accompanied them,
and saw them safely into Yarmouth Harbour. The Valentia (county Kerry) life-boat
, during an easterly gale, went off to the Skelligs Rock, with the view of bringing ...

Author: Various

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108056489

Category: History

Page: 738

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The 1870 Nautical Magazine, the last volume edited by Rear-Admiral Becher, focuses on the Suez Canal, Australia and Canada.
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Charles J Haughey

Charles J  Haughey

His VHF distress call which got out minutes before the yacht sank was picked up
immediately by Valentia Marine Radio and by the keepers on the Mizen light .
Within five minutes Valentia Radio alerted the Baltimore and Valentia lifeboats .

Author: Tadhg Kennedy

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ISBN: WISC:89017204488

Category: Ireland

Page: 116

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Oceans

Oceans

Until fairly recently, not all R.N.L.I. lifeboats were self-righting if they capsized,
some crews considering that craft of that ... The message was received at the
Valentia lifeboat station at 6:30 P.M., and the crew there immediately embarked
on ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105001216303

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Skellig

Skellig

One remembers when emergency arose at these moments to complicate the
situation , and the many mercy dashes which Valentia lifeboat made to the
Skellig lighthouse to bring injured men to safety . The station files tell the exciting
events ...

Author: Des Lavelle

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ISBN: 0862781396

Category: Skellig Islands (Ireland)

Page: 110

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The Skellig islands are in the parish of Killemlagh.
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The Seamen s Bill

The Seamen s Bill

(Life Boat Equipment) Hearings Held Before the Committee on the Merchant
Marine and Fisheries, House of ... regard to the Valencia , in answer to my
colleague's question , you said ships had been standing by and could not send
lifeboats ?

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries

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ISBN: CHI:083601063

Category: Lifeboats

Page: 533

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the northwest coast

the northwest coast

... a footnote to the Valencia tragedy in "Breakers Ahead": "The following summer,
while exploring a cave 200 yards from the wreck, Indians in a dugout canoe
discovered one of the Valencia's lifeboats containing eight skeletons lodged
inside.

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Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest

A grisly finale was added in the following summer when local Indians discovered
one of the Valencia's lifeboats floating in a sea cave approximately 183 meters (
600 ft) from the wreck. The boat held the bodies of eight survivors of the wreck, ...

Author: John Doerper

Publisher: Compass America Guides

ISBN: 1878867857

Category: Northwest, Pacific

Page: 373

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"Columbus 'discovered' the Caribbean, not North America, and it was in the Caribbean that the Amerindians first felt the effects of European steel, gunpowder and (deadlier by far) microbes. The region became a pawn in the European struggle for empire and, later, a significant player in the developing Atlantic economy. Its economic importance rested on a substructure of African slavery, which provided labour for the numerous plantations across the region. However, slaves resisted slavery and, ultimately, the Abolitionist cause was carried successfully in the British parliament and gradually elsewhere." "Gad Heuman is an expert guide to this history, dwelling not only on the political and social struggles but providing also a sense of the development and flowering of Caribbean culture."--BOOK JACKET.
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