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THE LIFE-SAVING STATION

After a dramatic rescue of a German ship in 1925 a life-saving station was established in Skudeneshavn.

It worked like this: With the harpoon gun a rescue-line was shot over To the wrecked ship. This made it possible to get a thick hawser pulled on board. When the hawser was fastened to the ship, the breeches buoy ( saving-basked ) Could now pull themselves in safety as shown on one of the exhibited photographs. This station was in use until 1947, and it was involved in the saving of 115 human lives.

 

Museet i Mælandsgården, v/ Skudenes Historielag, N-4280 SKUDENESHAVN. Tlf. +47 52 84 54 60
Web: Tor Magne Johannessen, 20(C)04.

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