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Roa Island Lifeboat Station
March 25, 2010, 11:31 pm
Filed under: Alan, lifeboat, roa island
Barrow Lifeboat Station (Roa Island)

RNLI Lifeboat Station at Roa Island

Barrow Lifeboat station (located at Roa Island) is the busiest of the 4 RNLI stations in Cumbria. It is built on concrete stilts because the tides can be very high on this coast.

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Roa Island lifeboat station and ferry pier
April 28, 2009, 10:29 pm
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Roa Island lifeboat station

 this is the 5th Roa Island lifeboat station. The first was built in 1864 and this one was opened in 2001. The pier is where the Piel Island ferry (12 passengers max) arrives and departs. Be careful in high winds – on our last visit a resident told us that she was blown off!