On This Day in Trinity House History – 27 October

1959

Lives Saved at Coquet Lighthouse

Notice in Trinity House’s Flash magazine:

“The keepers at Coquet [Lighthouse] have been highly commended for the assistance which they rendered to the Amble lifeboat when it put to sea to help a local fishing coble during a severe northerly gale on 27th October. The lifeboat was unable to see the cable due to the broken state of the sea. The keepers, however, were able to sight it and by passing directions over the R.T. [radio telephone] guided the lifeboat to the coble, which was then escorted to a sheltered bay.”

Coquet Lighthouse by Ian Cowe

Coquet Lighthouse by Ian Cowe

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