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The "Cromer" crew lookout

The "Cromer" crew lookout

This lookout was built on the orders of Henry Blogg so the shore crew had somewhere to wait for the lifeboat to return.

It had a radio to listen in on what the traffic was between the Coastguard, lifeboat, casualty and other vessels and it naturally also had tea making facilities !

Access was by an extremely long ladder -  unfortunately too risky for the public (according to HSE) - but perhaps we may arrange something in the future.

The conical object hangiing from the front is a "DROGUE" and, when running before a heavy sea, was trailed over the stern of the boat on a long rope to help keep control. The eye at the pointed end had a tripping line attached so that it could be recovered.

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