The life-car can also be drawn like a boat between ship and shore without the use of a hawser.
The next report brought them was of Mr. Tallis's safe landing, and the next that the life-car waited for them.
The life-car was moving along the upper line bound for the wreck.
The principal apparatus consists of surf- and life-boats, Lyle gun and breeches-buoy apparatus and life-car.
Among the arrivals by the life-car was the skipper of the “White Shield,” and there was also a man wrapped in a cloak.
From this hawser the breeches-buoy or life-car is suspended and drawn between the ship and shore of the endless whip-line.
That life-car, sir, was invented by Captain Douglass Ottinger, and this is the first one ever used.