Old friend repurposed

1. Two friends together in service at RNLI Seahouses

 2. T117 on the beach in Wales,
her RNLI number still visible,
but RNLI logos removed !

3. Tallus tractor repurposed

The modified
ex Ramsey carriage now carrying
passengers instead of
a Mersey Lifeboat !

Images 2 & 3 thanks to
Stephen “Teeny” Lowe

 

Look where our old Talus Tractor is now (used to launch and recover our former Mersey Class Lifeboat ON1173 RNLB 12-16 Grace Darling) (also now for sale at the RNLI All Weather Lifeboat Centre, Poole).

The old carriage came from Ramsey (Isle of Man), and  has been modified by her new owner, to a passenger carrier for up to 40 persons, towed by T117 at Caldey Island off Tenby in Wales. At very low tides, the ferry from Tenby cannot reach the pier, so TII7 and her modified carriage convey passengers to and from the ferry. A new life indeed.

                                 

And below, the modified
ex Ramsey carriage now carrying
passengers instead of
a Mersey Lifeboat !