This year is the 40th anniversary of the Penlee Lifeboat Disaster (which actually happened in December) and I guess there was a special effort for this years blessing of the lifeboat and a parade out to sea to lay wreath with lifeboats ancient and modern came to take part. Here are a few pictures.
Privately owned ex lifeboats arrive:
|Tamar class lifeboats from Senan (left) and The Lizard.|
|Penlee's Severn Class all weather boat and Inshore B-Class |
Atlantic 85, prior to the event. Both boats are berthed in Newlyn
Harbour just north of the previous boat house at Penlee point.
|The Penlee boat heads out to lead the parade.|