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
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.
Ballycotton lifeboats to return to base. At 1633 Aisling requested ... Aisling advised Valentia Radio that Valentia lifeboat was returning with four bodies.
Author: Allistair Fitzgerald
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 Valentia lifeboat Rowland Watts set off on the 78-kilometre run (42 nautical miles) to the distressed ship, despite high winds and poor visibility.
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.
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 ...
Author: Michael C. Neitzel
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
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.
Author: Daphne Desiree Charlotte Pochin MouldPublish On: 1978
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 ...
Author: Daphne Desiree Charlotte Pochin Mould
Category: Natural history
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.
Author: Gearoid Cheaist O CathainPublish On: 2014-05-01
On Sundays during the summer months, day trippers from nearby Valentia ... from Valentia and knew many of them well through the Valentia Lifeboat Station.
Author: Gearoid Cheaist O Cathain
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Category: Biography & Autobiography
* ‘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