Atrocious weather conditions greeted
Courtmacsherry Harbour's Trent class lifeboat when she put to sea on Saturday
24 October, headed for a yacht which had been capsized and dismasted 20 miles
from the station.
1850, a dynamic new secretary arrived at the RNLI who, with the help of his colleagues, set the precedent for many of the safety and fundraising initiatives we
follow today. Meet unsung hero Richard Lewis.