A step back in time
James Stevens No 10 boat trips in St. Ives bay
Serene, Historic boat trips around St.Ives Bay. Aboard the former St.Ives Lifeboat This Historic Sailing and Rowing lifeboat was built in 1899.
James Stevens No10 was the St.Ives lifeboat from 1900 to 1933. She was built in 1899 by the Thames Ironworks Company Limited in Blackwall, London. During her 33 years service as the St.Ives lifeboat she saved 227 lives, 2 dogs and saved many vessels from becoming wrecked.
The lifeboat JAMES STEVENS No10 was named after a Birmingham businessman who left the RNLI a legacy of £50,000 ( 6.5 million pounds in today’s money ) in 1894. His generous donation built 20 RNLI lifeboats and each boat was named after him.