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Station history


Lifeboat house constructed at a cost of £190 on site given by the Duchesse de Coigny.


Gas and water services provided.


The Thanks of the Institution was awarded to Mr McKenna and Mr C Lawson for riding a tandem from Girvan to Ballantrae, a distance of 13 miles, giving information of a vessel in distress as the telegraph system had broken down.  The cyclists arrived at 3 o’clock in the morning covered in mud and soaked by rain.


£25 paid as compensation to the owner of a horse which died after an exercise of the lifeboat.


Lifeboat house reconstructed on a new site at a cost of £800.


Centenary Vellum awarded to station.


Lifeboat ON909 James and Barbara Aitken fouled propeller and drove on rocks, becoming a constructive total loss.


New shore facility constructed.  It includes a store and improved crew facilities.

The new station Mersey Class lifeboat ON1196 Silvia Burrell was placed on service.


A new berth completed in March at a cost of £202,390.