An Cabhlach ag faire!
The Irish Naval Service kept a watch on proceedings throughout the day. Here offshore patrol vessel L.E. "Niamh" (P52) passes close by as final prepatations are made to raise the Lusitania's telegraph.
In the foreground is the "Rón Carraig" crewed by Gavin Tivy and Pat Waide whose aft derrick was used to lift the telemotor.