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Grace Darling and her father going to the rescue of the Forfarshire steamer.

Grace Darling and her father going to the rescue of the Forfarshire steamer.
The rescue of the passengers from the Forfarshire.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PU6690
Description: At about four o'clock in the morning of 7th September 1838, the steamer 'Forfarshire' bound for Dundee struck the rocks near the Fern lighthouse and broke in two. She sank immediately and only nine people escaped the wreck. Grace Darling and her father rowed the lifeboat to the rocks in heavy seas and saved the survivors in a remarkable and famous rescure.
Creator: Unknown
Date: c.1838
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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