Time for another fascinating pin I found on Pinterest –
Grace Darling (24 November 1815 – 20 October 1842) was an English lighthouse keeper’s daughter, famed for participating in the rescue of survivors from the shipwrecked Forfarshire in 1838. Grace’s father, William was the keeper of the Longstone Lighthouse at Farne Islands.
Gazing out of her bedroom window, Grace sighted the wreck, alerted her father and the two dashed into a rowboat and out to sea, rescuing eight people, nine others were later found in a lifeboat, but dozens more lost their lives.
You can read the full story of the rescue and Grace’s legacy here.