View of the Storm at Scarborough, On the 12th of October, 1824: With the Life-Boat taking the Crew from the Brig Hebe, of Sunderland.
Coloured lithograph, scarce image. Image 285 x 431mm. 11¼ x 17". Cut round image and title; damage lower right.
The first service by the Skelton boat took place on 12th October 1824, when the Sunderland brig "Hebe" was wrecked in the South Bay. The seven crew of the brig were saved, and silver medals were subsequently awarded to James Fowler and Smith Tindall for their gallant conduct during the rescue. As far as can be ascertained, these were the first medals awarded to men of the Scarborough lifeboat.
[Ref: 25185] £220.00