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Thousla Cross, Calf Sound, Isle of Man, November 03, 2017

The cross marks an act of heroism by men from The Howe and Port St Mary who, at great risk to themselves, rescued some of the crew of the French ship Jeune St Charles from certain death in the treacherous waters of The Sound. The rescue took place on the morning of 8th April 1858 in dreadful conditions

The Thousla Cross, in the form of a cross of Lorraine, is the memorial to mark this event and which Rushen Commissioners had erected at The Sound, overlooking the Thousla rock, after which it is named, so that the event would never be forgotten.

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