A Trade That Has Been Booming Since The Titanic Disaster

A Trade That Has Been Booming Since The Titanic Disaster
‘ILL BLOWS THE WIND THAT PROFITS NOBODY’

The Titanic disaster has created an unprecedented demand for lifeboats, and we now seem to be in danger of placing too much reliance on this system of life-saving. Meanwhile these are busy times in the boat-building industry, and at King’s Yard, Limehouse, the oldest firm of the kind in London, skilled men cannot be found in sufficient numbers to meet the demand. It takes about a fortnight to build a wooden lifeboat capable of carrying fifty persons, the cost of such a craft being from £80 to £90.

Drawn by Arthur Garratt

Acknowledgements

Senan Molony

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