Lifeboats of the Isle of Man
The Isle of Man is a key location for the operations of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), which maintains no fewer than five lifeboats around the Manx coastline. These lifeboats cover not only the seas around the island, but also the neighbouring coastlines of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. The stories of the Manx lifeboat stations are interwoven with the history of the RNLI, as the charity’s founder, Sir William Hillary, was resident in the Manx capital Douglas when he first proposed the founding of a national sea rescue organisation.
This comprehensive history covers each of the island’s lifeboat stations from their opening up to their current operations, as well as recounting the exploits of Sir William.