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Darling Grace

Darling, Grace, daughter of the keeper of the Longstone lighthouse on the Farne Islands, was born at Bamborough in 1815. In 1838 a steamer, named the Forfarshire, struck on the rocks of the islands; and after a portion of the crew had escaped by boat and another portion been washed overboard, Grace Darling and her father, while a tremendous sea was running, at the imminent risk of their lives put off from the lighthouse and rescued the survivors. A large subscription was raised on her behalf. She died of consumption, in 1842.