Awarded: 1866: the Gold Albert Medal, 1881: the RNLI highest award, 1887: posthumously, the Swedish Gold Medal, for saving over 450 lives at sea off Bombay, Milford Haven and Corsica. Samuel Lake. 1842-1887. He pioneered Britain's first steam trawlers and pre-formed poured-concrete houses. He was a town councillor and advanced Dartmouth's bunkering trade. He planned and promoted this fine Embankment.
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Location: South Embankment
District Council: South Hams District Council
District Council Ward: Dartmouth and Kingswear
County Council: Devon County Council
County Council Electoral Division: Dartmouth and Kingswear