Gallery: Cornwall

The Old Lizard Lifeboat Station by Rod Johnson

The Old Lizard Lifeboat Station

The old Lizard Lifeboat Station at Lizard Point, Cornwall, England. Set among the rocks of Polpeor Cove, this now disused lifeboat station, was in operation from 1914 until 1961.

There have been several lifeboat stations at the Lizard since 1859. This was the third at Polpeor Cove, the previous two were built higher up the cliff. The exposed position and the treacherous rocks, made launching and recovery up the slipway, difficult and often dangerous.

The next station, was built in 1961 at a more sheltered location nearby, at kilcobben Cove. This was in use until 2010, when it was demolished and replaced by the latest state-of-the-art (RNLI) station, which was constructed on the same site.

Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 18mm
Shutter Speed: 1/10 second
Aperture: f/19
ISO Speed: 100
Date Taken: 26 Jul. 2013

Image Ref: 37527-RDA



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