Seacat Manannan arriving into Douglas Harbour.

In the right place at the right time to capture the Seacat sailing past the Tower of Refuge as she arrives into Douglas Harbour from Liverpool.
The Tower of Refuge was the idea of Sir William Hilary, the founder of The Royal National Lifeboat Institution. He wanted a safe place for sailors to get to whilst waiting to be rescued as the seas round the Island were very dangerous and the coast was to far to swim to. The Tower was designed by John Welch and was completed in 1832. It was built on Conister Rock in Douglas Bay and was kept stocked with bread and fresh water and offered shelter from the bad weather and rough seas.
When the tide is very low, it is possible to walk out to the Tower.
Took this image using my 55mm-200mm lens on my Nikon DX40 camera.

Seacat Manannin - © iomphotography.com

 

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