Originally Posted by NoMoss
The Shipwreck Museum at Arreton has several old lifeboats and a lot of information and is the centre for the Historic Lifeboat Trust.
I was given a photo and information about the Lifeboat Worcester Cadet which was stationed at Brighstone in 1860.Her most famous rescue was the crew of the Sirenia in 1888.
I believe this info came from the Historic Ship Museum at Newport.
The Sirenia is a well known wreck locally, as are many other wrecks of course, mainly due to the records kept by the local RNLI and others involved with the rescues.
It would be nice to find firsthand accounts from people who were actually there at the time.
Blackgang and Arreton would be good places to start methinks.