'Practicing a Perilous Task'
Surfmen of the United States Life Saving Service (USLSS) c. 1890. Shown setting up the breeches-buoy apparatus used to rescue shipwrecked seafarers. All authentic gear & equipment including beach cart, faking box, crotch frame and sand anchor, lyle gun and a 25’ surfboat set sand & gravel finish on a custom mahogany base, glazed cover trimmed in brass. Lifeboat by Mark Sutherland, diorama scene and figures by Wm. Hitchcock