James Stevens No 10 boat trips in St. Ives bay

Serene, Historic boat trips around St.Ives Bay. Aboard the former St.Ives Lifeboat
This Historic Sailing and Rowing lifeboat was built in 1899.

James Stevens No.10

James Stevens No10 was the St.Ives lifeboat from 1900 to 1933. She was built in 1899 by the Thames Ironworks Company Limited in Blackwall, London. During her 33 years service as the St.Ives lifeboat she saved 227 lives, 2 dogs and saved many vessels from becoming wrecked.
The lifeboat JAMES STEVENS No10 was named after a Birmingham businessman who left the RNLI a legacy of Β£50,000 ( 6.5 million pounds in today’s money ) in 1894. His generous donation built 20 RNLI lifeboats and each boat was named after him.
WHO WAS JAMES STEVENS?

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Whilst researching the history of the St.Ives Lifeboat JAMES STEVENS No10, it has been amazing to learn about the challenges and ordeals endured by the Lifeboat crew 120 years ago 😲
It made me think about the equipment the Lifeboat crews had back then, compared to the equipment we have today πŸ€”
Obviously the boats have changed massively over the years, but what has remained constant is the fact that the RNLI has always supplied lifeboat crews with state of the art lifeboats and equipment - from self righting rowing and sailing boats to today’s water jet propelled and computer integrated Lifeboats.
The Lifeboat crew back then were also a different breed, often going to the rescue in an open rowing boat during ferocious storms 🌊 and wearing only a sou’wester and a cork lifejacket for protection πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ
The only thing that hasn’t changed is the commitment and dedication of the Lifeboat crews to help rescue people in difficulty at sea πŸ‘ and also the enthusiastic fundraising teams, coupled with the continuous generosity of the public who support the RNLI ❀️
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Whilst researching the history of the St.Ives Lifeboat JAMES STEVENS No10, it has been amazing to learn about the challenges and ordeals endured by the Lifeboat crew 120 years ago 😲 
It made me think about the equipment the Lifeboat crews had back then, compared to the equipment we have today πŸ€”
Obviously the boats have changed massively over the years, but what has remained constant is the fact that the RNLI has always supplied lifeboat crews with state of the art lifeboats and equipment - from self righting rowing and sailing boats to today’s water jet propelled and computer integrated Lifeboats.
The Lifeboat crew back then were also a different breed, often going to the rescue in an open rowing boat during ferocious storms 🌊 and wearing only a sou’wester and a cork lifejacket for protection πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ
The only thing that hasn’t changed is the commitment and dedication of the Lifeboat crews to help rescue people in difficulty at sea πŸ‘ and also the enthusiastic fundraising teams, coupled with the continuous generosity of the public who support the RNLI ❀️

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Thanks for the mention for funded rises, we do the very best we can for our boat!

Another difference between then and now are the number of pleasure boats around. As the parents of a crew member we know the sacrifices our modern day heroes make.Stay safe all our hero's in yellow Welles.

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Always liked the old shipping company crests, so I had a little doodle and did one for the Save James Stevens No 10 - St.Ives Lifeboat from 1900 to 1933 project. The first one is the original drawing and the other two are scanned effects of the drawing - a work in progress but getting there. ... See MoreSee Less

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Does anybody know what the belt signifies ? I’m assuming security and safety ???

Great x

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The stainless steel freeing ports were not that easy on the eye, so I had to sort it out and disguise them 😁 can you spot the difference? 🀣 ... See MoreSee Less

PROGRESS REPORT 25.09.2020 - The painting is finally finished and luckily I managed to complete the task before the weather changed. πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘Œ - It’s now time to remove all the masking tape to see how she looks - very pleased with the results 😍 hopefully she will soon be on an even keel again and proudly showing her name badge once again. πŸ’ͺπŸ‘Š ... See MoreSee Less

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Great job

It must be a great feeling taking off the tape πŸ’™

Fantastic Work Robin the paint work is looking good. Don’t know how you find the time with projects 1 & 2.

Well done Rob. Almost job done πŸ˜œπŸ‘

What a fantastic job you have done

Great work keep going x

Well done Robin,what a fantastic job you’ve done πŸ˜€πŸ‘

Brilliant Robin xxxx

Looking good πŸ‘

Amazing Rob πŸ‘πŸ˜‰

Awesome work.😍

Looking great.

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Another Cornish Lifeboat back home and being restored πŸ‘ show them some support guys πŸ’ͺ good luck with your project ... See MoreSee Less

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Just passed it on the M4.....first thought was another project for you en routeπŸ˜‚

Hope they’re gonna leave that wheelhouse on πŸ˜†

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PROJECT OBJECTIVES
The future plan for JAMES STEVENS No 10 is to restore, refit & re-engine this historic St.Ives Lifeboat, then get her licensed to carry passengers.
She will offer educational trips around St.Ives Bay and any profit raised will go back into other local community projects ie hospital equipment, school equipment, NCI, Surf Lifesaving Clubs, playground equipment etc etc – in fact any worthy projects that need funding.
Hopefully we will also be able to offer free educational trips for local schools.
With this plan the future of the JAMES STEVENS No 10 will be secure.
She will also continue to tell her story about the shipwrecks and rescues performed by this historic lifeboat and her crews.
She will also continue her tradition of helping people.
During her 33 years service as the St.Ives Lifeboat she saved 227 lives, 2 dogs and helped many others. We would like to keep this tradition going.

Phone: 0777 300 8000
St Ives Boats (Dolly P) Outside the Lifeboat Station Wharf Road St Ives TR26 1LF