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US Life Saving Service, Using the Breeches Buoy

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Stock #: 359280
Type: Postcard
Era: Undivided Back
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Series 2424
When the Life Savers cannot reach a stranded ship with 6their life boat or surf boat, the favorite method of bringing the imperiled persons ashore is by means of the breeches buoy, patterned after the familiar type of life preserver, and fitting under the arms with a depending support for the body; it is suspended form a trolley that runs on a rope cableway, and is pulled back and forth by a second rope attached to it