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Lifeboat Tees and Jessie Stevens

What we know about this image :

From what was probably a drawing; The first Seaton lifeboat Tees goes to the aid of the Jessie Stevens near Teesmouth in 1849. She was in tow by the tug Reaper when the tow-rope broke and she went ashore on the North Gare. The crew of four were saved 'with great difficulty'. The Tees lifeboat was in service from 1824 to 1857 and was instrumental in saving at least 188 lives.

Date (of image) : 14/4/1849

Donor : Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham

Creator : Unknown

Part of the "Part of the Pattison's Photographs " collection


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