A Motor Boat and Mary


Southend-on-Sea, Essex. — On the afternoon of the 19th August the signalman reported that two boats were in distress between the pier and-Chapman light, off Canvey Island. A strong S.W. breeze was blowing, with a rough sea and heavy rain. The motor life-boat Greater London (Civil Service No. 3) was launched at 6.20 P.M., and found that one of the boats, a motor boat, had gone ashore and that her crew were safe. She then went on to the other, the yacht Mary, of Leigh-on-Sea, which was anchored close inshore in a dangerous position. She took off the owner, who was alone, put two life-boatmen on board, and towed her to safety.

The life-boat returned to her station at 8.20 P.M.—Rewards, £10 Is. 6d.

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