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Jersey
Saint Brelade

Chemin de la Corbiere

Saint Malo Memorial

Derek Tristram
1997

Saint Brelade /  Saint Malo Memorial   Saint Brelade /  Saint Malo Memorial

Description

Granite sculpture of two clasped hands.

Information Sign

During the morning of Monday April 17th 1995 whilst on
passage from Jersey to Sark, the French catamaran "Saint-Malo"
struck a rock known as Le Frouquie, 900 metres north of
La Corbière Lighthouse. Visibility was good at the time, but
with a Spring tide ebbing to the west and a westerly Force 5
wind, the sea conditions near Corbière were moderate to rough.

Emergency service responded promptly and nearby ships gave
assistance. All 307 passengers and crew were saved from the
partially submerged vessel.

This memorial is erected in thanksgiving and as a tribute to
the rescue, which with the help of God and of many strong
arms, ensured the safe return of all on board.

Saint Brelade - Saint Malo Memorial

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 49°10'54" W 2°14'31"

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