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Lookout was manned only during bad weather by the local Auxiliary Coastguard company. Closure finally came in 1994, although the Prawle Point Coastguard Rescue Team continue to operate from their Station in East Prawle village. In May 1997 retired sea captains John Chapple and


Christopher Trinick saw the potential in restoring the abandoned Lookout to form Devon’s first National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) station. Whilst it was closed, the familiar landmark above


the Point had become semi-derelict and open to the elements. However, with the help of generous funding from local people, companies and organisations it was transformed into a well equipped and efficient working station. Regular watchkeeping was resumed


in August 1997 and in April 1998 the NCI Prawle Point Station was formally opened. In 2001, following a successful appeal that raised £50,000, the Lookout was partially rebuilt and completely refurbished. The NCI Prawle Point Station has


grown in strength and now a fully trained team of over 60 volunteers turn out in all conditions to keep the station open 365 days a year. Between them they keep morning and afternoon watches between 9am and 5pm, with an additional evening watch between 5pm and 8pm during the summer months. A log is maintained of all identified vessels, noting


bearing, distance and heading. The work is mainly routine but watchkeepers are trained to act in an


Fundraising The station is totally dependent on the generosity of individuals, companies and other organisations for funding. Although watchkeepers are unpaid volunteers and maintenance work on the lookout is largely carried out by members, there are still substantial running costs to meet. The NCI would be most grateful if readers wanted to support the station by making a contribution. You can do so by donating online - go to the NCI website at http://www.nci-prawlepoint.org.uk/ donations.htm or post your cheque to NCI Prawle Point, PO Box 58, Kingsbridge TQ7 2ZQ. The station produces a newsletter about three times a year and if you would like an email copy either contact them by email or fill in a request card when you visit their visitor centre or lookout.


emergency, report to the UK Coastguard and when required, co-ordinate with the search and rescue services. The Prawle Point Lookout has a 240° arc of visibility


over the sea including the entrance to Salcombe harbour. On a clear day the hard horizon is just over 16 nautical miles distant. Thus the watchkeepers are keeping watch over 500 square nautical miles of sea. The station is equipped with telescopes, radar, radio and telephone as well as up to date charts. If you are passing near the lookout visit the National


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