Bay, with its two headlands, Langness and Scarlett Point, was the
scene of many shipwrecks prior to the installation of Langness Lighthouse
The Castletown Lifeboat Station opened in 1827; their first R.N.L.I.
lifeboat was the “No. 1 Commercial Traveller” which attended six
shipwrecks and saved twenty-three lives.
Succeeding Castletown lifeboats carried on the good work until
1926 when the R.N.L.I. H.Q. decided to close the Castletown Lifeboat
Station as they considered that the Port St. Mary lifeboat could
adequately cover the former Castletown lifeboat area.
Undeterred, the Castletown Ladies Lifeboat Committee
remained very much in existence raising funds for the R.N.L.I. cause
under the leadership of two successive Ladies Presidents – the late
Lady Qualtrough, and today’s Ladies President, Mrs. T. E. O. Moore,
who lives at:
Telephone: (+ 44) 1624 822596
She will be very happy to accept donations on behalf of the R.N.L.I.