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Manx fisherman remembered as heroes

Manx fishermen are being commemorated as war heroes in the west of the Island today (Sunday, May 03rd).

It's a hundred years since the Wanderer, a Peel fishing boat, was first to respond to the sinking of the Lusitania, torpedoed Ireland on her way to America.

The seven crew aboard the Wanderer were able to save more than 150 people from the wreckage.

A special service will be held at the RNLI Lifeboat house in Peel at noon, led by Bishop Robert Paterson with the Lieutenant Governor Adam Wood and the President of Tynwald Clare Christian among the congregation.

A flotilla of craft will then sail out of the bay and place poppies on the sea.

Jackie O'Halloran from Peel Commissioners hopes to see lots of people in Peel to mark the occasion:

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