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Lifeboat Thomas McCunn

In answer to Sandys question about the Longhope museum this is the Thomas McCunn as she looks today.
"The McCunn" came to Brims in Jan 1933 and served Longhope from then untill she was replaced in April 1962 by the TGB later to become known as the boat the eight Lifeboat men lost ther lives on 17th March 1969.

Aftr leaving Longhope "The McCunn" went into the reserve fleet for a few years before being sold and used as a pleasure boat and later being offered to the museum in 2000.

This lovely vessel is now the centre of a desplay in the old slipway at Brims and is still launched on special occasions.

The Museum is well worth a visit by anyone who is intrested in our maritime history.
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Picture added on 16 July 2008
John, can you tell me the opening times for the museum? I headed along when I was in Hoy the week before last but unfortunately went past when it was shut.
Added by Steven Heddle on 19 July 2008
Steven I am sorry that you did not get into the Museum but it is dificult to have some one on hand at all times, Geordie Taylor who lives next door is very happy to show anyone around, Geordies family have been involved with the Longhope lifeboat over generations and he is a fund of information to anyone who he shows around.
Added by John Budge on 20 July 2008
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