Blog22 March 2014
Tribute to Dorus Rijkers
Collab: Long John X Joost Bohnen X Blendomatic X Lee Jeans
Theodorus "Dorus" Rijkers (28 January 1847 -- 19 April 1928) was a famous Dutch lifeboat captain and folk hero, most famous for his sea rescues of 487 shipwrecked victims over a total of 38 rescue operations, and at least 25 before joining the lifeboat-service.
In April 1928, Dorus Rijkers died at the age of 81.
His portrait is hanging with pride in a lot of Dutch houses.
He was a true warrior on the sea.
This tribute is a honour for all his great work.
May his soul rest in peace and remember that...
'Sailors never Die'