- by Gordon
First established: 1859
RNLB Maurice and Joyce Hardy – Trent Class All-Weather Lifeboat (14-18)
Inshore LB (1):
RNLB Olive Two – D-Class Inshore Lifeboat (D-681)
Launches in 2008: 47
People Rescued in 2008: 62
Total Hours at Sea in 2008: 55hrs 43mins
Medals since 1824: “12 (1 Gold, 10 Silver, 1 Bronze)
Situated in the attractive Fowey estuary, the lifeboat station has been operating for over 150 years. The crews have been presented with 14 awards for gallantry. Today’s station has an all-weather Trent class lifeboat and an inshore D class lifeboat.
From 1859 until 1922 the lifeboat station was at Polkerris. The station has been named at various times Fowey (1859), Polkerris (1892), Polkerris and Fowey (1896), Polkerris (1905) and finally Fowey.
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© Photograph of Lifeboat RNLB Maurice and Joyce Hardy. with kind permission of Andrew Thomas Flckr