It is strongly fortified, and there are a lighthouse, and lifeboat and pilot stations.
M.), with a lighthouse and lifeboat station.
The low and dangerous coasts, off which the seas are generally very shallow, are efficiently served by a series of lifeboat stations.
In 1885 a serious disaster befell the islanders, a lifeboat which went to take provisions to a ship in the offing was lost with all hands - fifteen men - and only four adult males were left on the island.
Neuwerk, containing some marshland protected by dikes, has two lighthouses and a lifeboat station.