St Abbs Life Boat Station

St Abbs Life Boat Station

The St. Abbs lifeboat station was founded after the tragic loss of nineteen lives on the S.S. Alfred Erlandsen on 17th October 1907. The vessel was lost on the Ebb Carrs, treacherous rocks located only a few hundred yards from the shore. The loss of the vessel was witnessed by the whole community, and it took several hours for the nearest lifeboats to reach the scene, by which time it was to late.

A woman known as Jane Hay who witnessed the disaster began a campaign for the urgent need of a lifeboat at St. Abbs. Her efforts finally proved successful with the opening of the St. Abbs Lifeboat Station on the 25th April 1911. In recognition of her efforts she was appointed as Honorary Secretary of the new station
Ref:
Date:
2014-06-23 00:00:00.0
Location:
St Abbs (Scotland)
Photographer:
Kevin Wise
St Abbs Life Boat Station

St Abbs Life Boat Station

The St. Abbs lifeboat station was founded after the tragic loss of nineteen lives on the S.S. Alfred Erlandsen on 17th October 1907. The vessel was lost on the Ebb Carrs, treacherous rocks located only a few hundred yards from the shore. The loss of the vessel was witnessed by the whole community, and it took several hours for the nearest lifeboats to reach the scene, by which time it was to late.

A woman known as Jane Hay who witnessed the disaster began a campaign for the urgent need of a lifeboat at St. Abbs. Her efforts finally proved successful with the opening of the St. Abbs Lifeboat Station on the 25th April 1911. In recognition of her efforts she was appointed as Honorary Secretary of the new station
Ref:
Date:
2014-06-23 00:00:00.0
Location:
St Abbs (Scotland)
Photographer:
Kevin Wise