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The Tower Of Refuge, Douglas Bay, Isle Of Man. | by Jim Linwood
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The Tower Of Refuge, Douglas Bay, Isle Of Man.

The Tower of Refuge is a structure built upon St Mary's Rock by Sir William Hillary (who helped to found the Royal National Lifeboat Institution) in 1832. Having witnessed several shipwrecks upon the semi-submerged rock, he intended it as a refuge for survivors until help could arrive. He helped secure public contributions for funding the building and contributed a high proportion of the costs personally.

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Taken on August 10, 2009