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 lifeboat
James stevens No. 10 lifeboat
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 ยฃ50,000 ( 6.5 million pounds in todayโ€™s money ) in 1894. His generous donation built 20 RNLI lifeboats and each boat was named after him.

Coming 2022 Season

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 โ€“ 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.
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On this day in the year 1900 The new St.Ives lifeboat JAMES STEVENS No10 and her crew performed their first rescue mission. The Lifeboat was launched to search for several overdue fishing vessels after the weather had deteriorated, a sudden squall had come through creating North Westerly gale force winds. Fortunately most of the fishing boats made it back to the harbour safely, however the Gig FORTITUDE was still unaccounted for. The Lifeboat crew searched St.Ives Bay for over six hours until they learned that the FORTITUDE had not been so lucky, the Gig had been blown ashore and wrecked near Hayle Bar and there was only one survivor.

Less than five hours had passed before the services of the St. Ives Lifeboat crew were required again. Distress rockets had been sighted in St.Ives Bay and the Ketch STAR was in difficulty due to the near hurricane force winds. The Lifeboat crew chose to use the older and smaller EXETER (2) Lifeboat for this rescue and it wasnโ€™t long before they had rescued the three crew members. The STAR ended up being driven ashore on Porthminster Point and soon became a complete wreck.

Shortly after the excitement and drama of the STAR rescue and subsequent shipwreck had died down, the Lifeboat maroons sounded for a third time. A report of another Ketch displaying a distress signal was observed eight miles North of St.Ives. The Lifeboat JAMES STEVENS No10 was launched quickly and set off under sail, at the same time the Lugger RIPPLE also set off in order to offer assistance. The RIPPLE proved to be the faster vessel and reached the casualty vessel first. The vessel proved to be the Ketch FOUNDLING, her sails having been destroyed by the gale force winds. The disabled vessel was towed back to St.Ives harbour and escorted by the Lifeboat.

The St.Ives Lifeboats had been launched three times in 24 hours and the Lifeboat crew had spent over nine hours at sea. Six sailors had been rescued and one vessel saved from destruction.

Written by Robin Langford
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On this day in the year 1900 The new St.Ives lifeboat JAMES STEVENS No10 and her crew performed their first rescue mission. The Lifeboat was launched to search for several overdue fishing vessels after the weather had deteriorated, a sudden squall had come through creating North Westerly gale force winds. Fortunately most of the fishing boats made it back to the harbour safely, however the Gig FORTITUDE was still unaccounted for. The Lifeboat crew searched St.Ives Bay for over six hours until they learned that the FORTITUDE had not been so lucky, the Gig had been blown ashore and wrecked near Hayle Bar and there was only one survivor. Less than five hours had passed before the services of the St. Ives Lifeboat crew were required again. Distress rockets had been sighted in St.Ives Bay and the Ketch STAR was in difficulty due to the near hurricane force winds. The Lifeboat crew chose to use the older and smaller EXETER (2) Lifeboat for this rescue and it wasnโ€™t long before they had rescued the three crew members. The STAR ended up being driven ashore on Porthminster Point and soon became a complete wreck. Shortly after the excitement and drama of the STAR rescue and subsequent shipwreck had died down, the Lifeboat maroons sounded for a third time. A report of another Ketch displaying a distress signal was observed eight miles North of St.Ives. The Lifeboat JAMES STEVENS No10 was launched quickly and set off under sail, at the same time the Lugger RIPPLE also set off in order to offer assistance. The RIPPLE proved to be the faster vessel and reached the casualty vessel first. The vessel proved to be the Ketch FOUNDLING, her sails having been destroyed by the gale force winds. The disabled vessel was towed back to St.Ives harbour and escorted by the Lifeboat. The St.Ives Lifeboats had been launched three times in 24 hours and the Lifeboat crew had spent over nine hours at sea. Six sailors had been rescued and one vessel saved from destruction. Written by Robin Langford

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Look at that sail area, it’s no surprise that the RIPPLE got to the casualty vessel first

Maybe it’s time James Stevens No 10 - and Ripple sailing lugger had a reunion

The St.Ives Lugger RIPPLE that was involved in the last Rescue is also still afloat. She has been restored and is afloat in Newlyn Harbour. www.mbla.co.uk/ripple.htm

Wonderful people putting their lives at risk to save others God bless you all xx

Thank you Robin,so interesting,and yes,agree with earlier comments,such brave and wonderful men ‘who go down to the sea in ships ‘to save those in trouble.

Such brave men, risking their lives for others. โค

A testimony to the dedication and fortitude of the crews.

Thanks for the info Robin , can’t wait to get onboard next year

So so brave !!!

Lugger Ripple SS19 still sails from Newlyn Harbour - she is berthed near the Penlee Lifeboat.

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Looking and feeling a little naked ๐ŸคฃFlags and bunting down for the winter โ˜น๏ธ however today we are feeling the love โค๏ธ because our Facebook page reached 1000 likes today ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ thank you for your interest and support ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ... See MoreSee Less

Looking and feeling a little naked ๐ŸคฃFlags and bunting down for the winter โ˜น๏ธ however today we are feeling the love โค๏ธ because our Facebook page reached 1000 likes today ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ thank you for your interest and support ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Isn't there a cover you can put over it to protect all the hard work you took bringing this lovely boat back to life ?

She still looks great.

Cant wait to see for real xx

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Bye, Bye, St.Ives ! It was great being back home after all these years ๐Ÿ‘ I hope you all enjoyed seeing me in the harbour ? The winter storms are on the way, so itโ€™s time for me to leave St.Ives โ˜น๏ธ I will be back next year and doing historic lifeboat trips around St.Ives Bay. Come aboard and learn about my history and the heroic rescues that were performed by me and my crew ๐Ÿ’ช - see you all in 2022 ๐Ÿ‘Œ ... See MoreSee Less

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Keith can we do a trip on Her next year please? It would be so emotional for me going on her after my G. Grandpa was Coxswain <3 ๐Ÿ˜ข

It was lovely seeing you in September and I hope to go on a trip next June. Enjoy the winter.

Wonderful to see this hope to see you in the harbour next year xx

Great to see the boat fully restored. See you again next year

Good luck for a quiet resting time.

See you next year โค๏ธ

Hayle bound for the winter

Where is it spending the winter?

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Paul Hope

We for sure will see you next year

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Great to see No10 last week. Here’s my picture

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