Coastguard Cutter

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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Coastguard Cutter

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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Coastguard Cutter

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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Coastguard Cutter

The Coastguard Cutter 2.7

-> Tony on March 23 2015
The Coastguard Cutter 2.7
March / April 2015. Issue 7.

Q178. Smugglers Benefit Night. 1844.
Dun Laoghaire.
Just above the final angle of the East Pier of Dun Laoghaire Harbour was the place where, in British days, the guardship for the then “Royal Harbour” used to ride at anchor. The guardship system seems to have been a hangover from the days of sail, when warships were anchored to guard harbours they “ they grounded on their beef bones".....
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Coastguard Cutter

The Coastguard Cutter 2.6

-> Tony on January 01 2015
The Coastguard Cutter 2.6
January / February 2015. Issue 6.
LX222. Capture of Smuggler by the "Essex" 1824.
The ‘Essex’ on her passage from Plymouth to her station at Kingstown to receive convicts, captured a large lugger laden with tobacco, gin etc. a cargo said to be of immense value. The ‘Essex’ was going large up the Irish channel, when between Wicklow Head and the Kish light in the night, and the weather being very thick.....
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