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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 2.12
January/February 2016. Issue 12
P169. Shipwreck and Loss of Ten Lives. 1841.

During the heavy gale of Wednesday morning, the 24th inst about 4 o’clock a.m. the schooner ‘James Cook’ of Limerick, bound from Sligo to Glasgow....

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Random Article

Tiltman Family Coastguards
In January 1817 Henry Tiltman, aged 32 a seaman born in Rye, Sussex and a married man with a least 3 children ( he probably had more but there is no census information available) was nominated to the Preventive Boat.
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Coastguard Cutter

The Coastguard Cutter 2.12

-> Tony on December 27 2015
The Coastguard Cutter 2.12
January/February 2016. Issue 12
P169. Shipwreck and Loss of Ten Lives. 1841.

During the heavy gale of Wednesday morning, the 24th inst about 4 o’clock a.m. the schooner ‘James Cook’ of Limerick, bound from Sligo to Glasgow....
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The Coastguard Cutter 2.11

-> Tony on November 02 2015
The Coastguard Cutter 2.11
November/December 2015. Issue 11

G144.Fatal Accident to Coastguard.

On Friday morning last a man of the name of Kinsley, A Coast Guard at the Doonbeg Station, had just returned into his own house from duty; his wife and children were all still in bed, when suddenly they were aroused from sleep by the report of a gun-shot....
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The Coastguard Cutter 2.10

-> Tony on September 13 2015
The Coastguard Cutter 2.10
September/October 2015. Issue 10

Bad Storm at Dublin. 1877.

One of the mud-boats lying in the river Liffey, having several men on board, broke from its moorings and was carried by the tide towards Clontarf. ....
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The Coastguard Cutter 2.9

-> Tony on June 25 2015
The Coastguard Cutter 2.9
July/August 2015. Issue 9.


FUN.

A coastguard meets a pirate on the dock. The pirate has a peg leg, a hook, and an eye patch. "How'd you end up with a peg leg?" asks the coastguard. "I was swept overboard in a storm," says the pirate. "A shark bit off me whole leg." ....
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The Coastguard Cutter 2.8

-> Tony on May 29 2015
The Coastguard Cutter 2.8
May/June 2015. Issue 8.

G82. The ‘Veronica’ of Belfast.
A fine brig of 350 tons, from Liverpool to Charleston, United states, laden with salt and coal was wrecked on the bar at Inch, in Dingle Bay, last Sunday. Female passenger, named Jennings, was swept off the deck and perished. By the extraordinary exertion and intrepidity of the Coast Guard...
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