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Lifeboat Station, Abersoch

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Map ReferenceSH32NW
Grid ReferenceSH3145928346
Unitary (Local) AuthorityGwynedd
Old CountyCaernarfonshire
PeriodPost Medieval
The lifeboat station at Abersoch was established in 1869, but moved to the southside of the bay (Old Lifeboat House) in 1894-7 when a new boathouse, watchroom and slipway were constructed. The slipway some 90m to the east of the old lifeboat house remains insitu after the station's closure in 1931. A new station for an inshore lifeboat was established in 1965 on the northern bank of the river. The most recent lifeboat house, built in 1994, currenty houses an Atlantic 75 lifeboat B-790, named the Margaret Bench of Solihull.

Sources include:
Admiralty, 1870, Sailing Directions for the West Coast of England from Milford Haven to the Mull of Galloway including the Isle of Man, pg62
Historic Admiralty Chart 1411_A5, RCAHMW digital collections sourced from the UK Hydrographic Office and first published in 1842
OS 1st edition 25in

WWW resources:

Maritime Office, RCAHMW, September 2014.