La Barre d’Etel

Etel is a French commune in the department of Morbihan in Brittany.
Etel is located 18 km from Auray, 30 km from Lorient and 30 km from Vannes. Étel gives its name to a aber, the river Etel, whose bar is famous for its perilous passage.
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To test a new type of lifeboat, Alain Bombard, with six volunteers, tries October 3, 1958 to cross aboard his life raft from its conception the bar Etel, large blade at the mouth of the estuary formed by the conjunction of the rising tide, the tide and the water flowing in the river. The boat then returns, followed shortly after Vice Admiral Schwerer II, the lifeboat on this area. The toll was heavy: nine dead, including four from the occupants of the boat and survival among five marine rescuers Etel station; Emile Daniel, owner of the dinghy, in part. Subsequently, one of the lifeboats of the Etel station was named Patron Emile Daniel in his memory. This canoe was in 1962-2003 service; an association to implement its conservation under the safeguard of maritime heritage.
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