The Overland Launch

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Publisher Halsgrove
Binding Hardback

This is a true story retold in fictional form. In January 1899 the Forest Hall, a three-masted fullrigged ship floundered in the Bristol Channel in the worst storms of a lifetime. The lifeboatmen were unable to put to sea at Lynmouth.Their only chance to save the crew of the Forest Hall was to tow their boat overland to Porlock, thirteen miles away…

Available again for the first time in decade, C.Walter Hodges’ classic book is a tale of human endeavour and bravery, of courage and determination in the face of ferocious weather, set against the background of Exmoor’s beautiful coastline, so placid in summertime but so terrifying in winter.