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THE PORTLAND LIFEBOAT (TO THE EDITOR PORTLAND GUARDIAN.) ' Sir,-When wandering through the Portland Botanical Gardens recently, I halted beside a boat mounted on a stand. So far as I could see there was no name on the boat nor any visible reason why it should occupy such a place of honor, though a board nearby notified the penalty of damaging it. Visitors came whilst I rested there and walked round the boat, peeped inside, asked for infor- mation and went away mystified. One volunteered the information that it was the boat the " Hentys " came in, and another that it was used in the convict days. In the dim recesses of memory there keeps recurring the name of Admella. Can bthis be the lifeboap that went to the rescue of the wrecked ? If so why nameless ? Why not an inscrip- tion plate with the name of the boat and its crew, where built, date of occurrence and survivors, if any, and so eliminate the baffling mystery ?-Yours, etc., "WANDERING WILLIE'S WIFE"

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