Portland Lifeboat Memorial, Lee Breakwater Road, Portland Maritime Discovery Centre,, Portland, VIC, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg
S 38° 20.758 E 141° 36.461
54H E 553101 N 5755623
Quick Description: The lifeboat involved in the Admella rescue
Location: Victoria, Australia
Date Posted: 2/1/2021 2:03:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM13QH6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua
Views: 1

Long Description:
A lifeboat and memorial tablet commemorate Captain Fawthrop and his crew who went to the help of shipwreck victims of the ship Admella, rescuing nineteen of the survivors in 1859. The 1858 Portland lifeboat, is one of the oldest remaining intact vessels in Australia.
For years the lifeboat was a feature at the Portland Botanic Gardens where it sat in an open sided shed with very little protection from the elements. In the 1990's it was restored and relocated to it's present position .

The inscription on the plaque is :-

IN COMMEMORATION
OF THE BRAVE AND GALLANT ACTION OF
CAPTAIN JAMES FAWTHROP AND CREW
OF THIS LIFEBOAT
WHO RESCUED 19 SURVIVORS OF THE ILL FATED S.S.ADMELLA
WRECKED NEAR CAPE NORTHUMBERLAND S.A.
10.AUGUST 1859
— LIFEBOAT CREW —
W.ROSEVEAR - COX -
W. BOOTH P.FRANCIS H. McDONALD
A CAREY W.GUY C. PATTERSON
J.DIMOND J.KEAN T.TWEDDLE
J.DUSTING W.KERKIN T.J.WARD
List: Register of the National Estate

Place ID: 15757

Place File No: 2/02/142/0039

URL database reference: [Web Link]

Status:

Registered


Year built: 1858

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