1928. The Mary Stanford lifeboat was launched in a south-west gale with heavy rain squalls and heavy seas to the vessel Alice of Riga. News was received that the crew of the Alice had been rescued by another vessel and the recall signal was fired three times. Apparently the crew of the Lifeboat had not seen it and there was no ship to shore radio. The lifeboat sailed on into the storm. At midday the Mary Stanford was seen floating upside down and the bodies of the seventeen crew began to be washed ashore. The empty lifeboat house remains as a memorial.