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Bembridge Pier From Gosport
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Bembridge Lifeboat pier on the Isle of Wight from Gosport Hampshire with yachts on the Solent.
The pier for Bembridge Lifeboat Station from which to launch a lifeboat was started in 1922 by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution on the Isle of Wight. When finished, it was 250 yards long which was long enough to clear the ledges in the sea, even at low tide, which were the cause of so many shipwrecks. A boathouse was built at the seaward end, and a new lifeboat, the Langham, was stored inside. The new lifeboat station was considered so efficient that the lifeboat stations at Brighstone, Ryde and Brooke were closed. It is one of the two remaining lifeboat stations on the Island, the other is at Yarmouth on the other end of the Island . In 1939, the Langham was replaced by the Jesse Lumb , which was replaced by the Jack Shayler and the Lees in 1970, which was replaced by the Max Aitken III in 1987.
May 4th, 2013
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