The stories found in this book are taken from reports in Lowestoft Journals and Weekly Press dating back to 1876. They illustrate the dangers and bravery of local fishermen who sailed out of Lowestoft. A further story tells of the conflict between east coast and Cornish fishermen in 1896. The so-called Newlyn Riots. The final chapter reveals the author’s personal stories regarding members of their family who were involved in such rescues. They constitute a reminder of a forgotten history of Lowestoft fishermen and the dangers they faced throughout their working lives.