Mona lifeboat model

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Model of the R.N.L.I. Lifeboat Mona

Donated by Mr W. Small
Museum number 1937-278

The Broughty Ferry lifeboat service dates back to 1830, when the first lifeboat was stationed at the mouth of the Tay, since then many lives have been saved.

The 'Mona' capsized with the loss of eight lives in December 1959. In severe weather conditions, the lifeboat was launched to help the North Carr Lightship adrift in St Andrews Bay. Tragically, the 'Mona' never reached the Lightship but was found on Buddon Sands.

Controversially, the lifeboat was later burnt as it was believed by some to be 'tainted by evil'.

Mona lifeboat model
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