'The Goodwin Sands Floating Shipwreck Asylum', 19th century.

Tayler, J N

'The Goodwin Sands Floating Shipwreck Asylum', 19th century.
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Description

Lithograph by Rear Admiral J N Tayler of a proposal for a moored ship to be used to save people from shipwrecks at the Goodwin Sands. The Goodwin Sands are a notoriously treacherous stretch of sea on the east coast of Kent. Shifting sands makes the building of lighthouses impossible and consequently an area prone to shipwrecks. This lithograph comprises of a vignette of the moored asylum in use with a diagram of the vessel with explanatory captions.

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