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Posted by: Tony on 13/01/2018

 

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This site is dedicated to the Coastguards who lived and worked around the Irish coastline between the 18th and early 20th centuries. It includes a collection of CG station photos as well as facts and figures about the people , births, deaths, census information, etc. I have also included some fascinating accounts of bravery during rescues from shipwrecks as well as interesting Extracts of shipwrecks and rescues, etc. If you have any queries or input, please let me know.

Tony Daly.
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The Coastguard Cutter Newsletter

The Coastguard Cutter 2.25

Apr/May/June 2018. Issue 25



E33. THE LAST ROCKET RESCUE AT BRAY.



A Coast Life-saving service was established in Greystones in the nineteenth century under the British Government, and when Independence for the Twenty-six Counties was won in 1922, this Service was taken over and continued by the Department of Industry and Commerce in the newly established Irish Free State.

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The Coastguard Cutter 2.25

-> Tony on March 31 2018
The Coastguard Cutter 2.25
Apr/May/June 2018. Issue 25

E33. THE LAST ROCKET RESCUE AT BRAY.

A Coast Life-saving service was established in Greystones in the nineteenth century under the British Government, and when Independence for the Twenty-six Counties was won in 1922, this Service was taken over and continued by the Department of Industry and Commerce in the newly established Irish Free State.
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The Coastguard Cutter 2.24

-> Tony on January 01 2018
The Coastguard Cutter 2.24
Jan/Mar 2018. Issue 24

R3. The Rocket Apparatus. 2013.
A Life Saving Device. The early use of the rocket apparatus involved the use of George Manby’s design for firing a 6lb. Mortar with a line attached across a stricken ship just offshore.
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The Coastguard Cutter 2.23

-> Tony on November 12 2017
The Coastguard Cutter 2.23
Nov/Dec 2017. Issue 23

E158. Suicide of a Coastguard. Midleton, Sunday.
Last evening a Coastguard officer named Thomas Wuztzell, marrief, 46, was found dead in his bedroom at Ballycrovane Station near Midleton, with a revolver by his side....
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Coastguard Cutter

The Coastguard Cutter 2.22

-> Tony on September 02 2017
The Coastguard Cutter 2.22
Sept/Oct 2017. Issue 22

An order was received on Saturday morning by the Commander of the Coastguard in Galway, calling upon all men under 50 years of age, to hold themselves in readiness to join the Navy at a moments notice....
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The Coastguard Cutter 2.21

-> Tony on July 08 2017
The Coastguard Cutter 2.21
July/August 2017. Issue 21

A small cutter-rigged vessel, of about 30 tons burden, laden with smuggled tobacco in bales, and having also on board about a dozen ankers of gin, was made prize of on Friday evening off Bunmahon, having being abandoned by her crew.....
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