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Severe winter gales pound the coasts of the British Isles for three days

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01/07/1866 to 01/09/1866

Severe winter gales across the British Isles caused havoc with coastal shipping for three days.  Numerous sinkings with severe loss of life were reported. The Lizard lifeboat station lost three men when their boat was overturned attempting a rescue at sea. Damage was also reported as very heavy on the land,  (By John Osborne)

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"Chronicle," The Annual Register: A Review of Public Events at Home and Abroard for the Year 1866 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1867), 4-5.

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