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|Brooke, Isle of Wight Lifeboat Station Established 1860 Closed 1937|
|The journal for October 1860 quotes as follows:-
"Two life-boats have been recently placed by the National Life-boat
Institution on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight. One is stationed
at Brooke near Freshwater Bay, the other at Grange Chine in Brixton Bay.
The cost of the Brooke and Grange life-boathouses have been subscribed
by the inhabitants of the Island.
Voted silver medal to Lieutenant W. Gould R. N., in connection with the rescue of 6 men from the ship "SIAM" wrecked off Compton.
A coastguardsman named McLeod killed on service on 27th Oct. The Committee of Management voted £10 to his widow.
Wrecks, dates and links to stories can be found on the 'Wrecks Map' page.