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 ... Aisling advised Valentia Radio that Valentia lifeboat was returning with four bodies.

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 Shipwrecked Mariner

The Shipwrecked Mariner

Rewards amounting to £ 243 were also granted to the crews of lifeboats for services ... The Valentia lifeboat took charge of a boat's crew of fifteen men ...

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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.

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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 Nautical Magazine

The Nautical Magazine

The lifeboat at Palling , Norfolk , was also launched last week in reply to signals ... The Valentia ( county Kerry ) life - boat , during an easterly gale ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433066364534

Category: Naval art and science

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The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1866

The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1866

New lifeboats had been sent during the same period to Louismouth, N.E., ... Teignmouth, Tees Bay, and Valentia lifeboat branches of the institution.

Author: Various

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108054904

Category: History

Page: 724

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The 1866 Nautical Magazine includes articles on disturbances in Jamaica, piracy in China, and education and pensions for seamen.
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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. And quite often he would sell one for pocket ...

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 Lifé - boat Stations . Wexford No. 2 Life - boat in putting off and rescuDecided , on the ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:555035817

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Hunt s Yachting Magazine

Hunt s Yachting Magazine

... iwo whaleboats , constructed on the principles of the lifeboat , arrived in the harbour of Valentia , on the south - west coast of Ireland .

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ISBN: NYPL:33433066643044

Category: Yachting

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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 ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:555035815

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History of the Life boat and Its Work

History of the Life boat  and Its Work

LIST OF THE TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY - TWO LIFEBOAT STATIONS UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF THE ... Courtmacsherry KERRY— Valentia Total , 242 Life - boats . 10 .

Author: Richard Lewis

Publisher: London : Macmillan

ISBN: NYPL:33433006780955

Category: Lifeboats

Page: 226

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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 ...

Author: Daphne Desiree Charlotte Pochin Mould

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105040970498

Category: Natural history

Page: 143

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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 ... or to have floated life rafts to the wreck under the tow of lifeboats ...

Author: United States. Commission on Valencia disaster

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ISBN: UCAL:$B74361

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The Seamen s Bill

The Seamen s Bill

In regard to the Valencia , in answer to my colleague's question , you said ships had been standing by and could not send lifeboats ? Mr. GIBSON .

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ISBN: NYPL:33433019096084

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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 ...

Author: Raymond Smith

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ISBN: IND:39000004603374

Category: Ireland

Page: 295

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Frightful Ghost Ships

Frightful Ghost Ships

The Valencia's lifeboats may have also reappeared. Not long after the wreck, local American Indians and fishermen reported seeing a lifeboat rowed by ...

Author: James Roland

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 9781512456059

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"Have you ever seen something mysterious out on the water? Learn about famous ghost ship sightings all over the world, and find out what historians have to say about these spooky vessels."
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Charles J Haughey

Charles J  Haughey

... 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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The Loneliest Boy in the World

The Loneliest Boy in the World

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

ISBN: 9781848898660

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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* ‘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
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