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RNLI lifeboat Arab II at Harlyn Bay, St Merryn, Cornwall. Around 1908
The RNLI Lifeboat Arab II being towed across the sands at Harlyn Bay to be launched, followed by a mixed group of men, women and children. There are ten paired horses pulling the vessel, which is being transported on a substantially built cart whose steel wheel tyres are of a broad width. The Arab II was built in 1901 to replace the Arab I which was wrecked on 11th April 1900. She was in service from 1901-1931. Her first service was 1st March 1903 to aid the steam trawler Birda. Photographer: Unknown
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