"Held my head above water, breeches buoy and all that sort of thing," said Stover, remembering something in Dickens.
I want all the men I can get to help us with the breeches buoy.
Of course the breeches buoy is safer, but look how they have to wait.
Larry had his first sight of a rescue by means of the breeches buoy.
Running on pulley wheels, on this stout, tight rope, is the “breeches buoy.”
Then the breeches buoy was rigged, and in a little while a woman was hauled in from the wreck.
They had erected 76 a stout pair of wooden “shears” in the sand and over this the breeches buoy gear ran.
The guards were burying in the sand a heavy anchor to which the main rope of the breeches buoy would be fastened.
The life savers had labored to good advantage and had brought nearly all the passengers ashore in the breeches buoy.
Their calmness and skillful handling of the breeches buoy gear inspired the onlookers with renewed hope.