Historic lifeboat from shipwrecked Maid of Lincoln rescued, restored, and needs a new home

A 137-year-old historic lifeboat rescued from the rafters of an old farm shed is now restored and in need of a public home. The lifeboat, which had hung in the shed’s rafters for decades, came from the Maid of Lincoln which was shipwrecked and sunk off Jurien Bay in the Mid West of Western Australia in 1891. It came to the attention of archaeologist Bob Sheppard who organised its rescue in March last year. Once it was safely removed from the rafters, Jurien Bay local Ron Snook took to lovingly restoring it. With the job now complete, the lifeboat is in need of a home. Video, >click to read< 12:53

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