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Story of the sea in the south

An exhibition charting the history of lifeboat services around the south of the Island opens today (Monday).

Rushen Heritage Trust is teaming up with the RNLI stations of Port St Mary and Port Erin to detail, through pictures and stories, some of the rescues, crews and various lifeboats that have served for well over a century.

Although the two stations are a short walk apart, they are separated by some turbulent waters around the Calf.

Heritage Trustee, MHK Laurence Skelly, says generations have offered remarkable service to the Island and a whole range of people in distress at sea.

The exhibition will be held in the Hub Club in the foyer at Thie Rosien dental practice in Port Erin from 10am to 5pm each day.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served in the café.

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