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Background imageSail Collection: The Run Home, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)

The Run Home, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, late 19th century / early 20th century. Henry Scott Tuke was born into a Quaker family in Lawrence Street, York

Background imageSail Collection: Timber Barque off Pendennis, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)

Timber Barque off Pendennis, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, 1897. Henry Scott Tuke was born into a Quaker family in Lawrence Street, York. In 1859 the family moved to Falmouth, where his father Daniel Tuke, a physician

Background imageSail Collection: Sail-makers, Padstow, Cornwall. 1900

Sail-makers, Padstow, Cornwall. 1900
Two seated men working in a sail loft in Padstow. Striking physical and facial similarities suggest that they may be father and son. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageSail Collection: Round Britain Yachtsmen, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. July 1993

Round Britain Yachtsmen, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. July 1993
Colin Baker and Geoffrey Simpson are about to leave to join 22 other yachts which have entered the first ever Round Britain Rally. The eleven leg, seven week rally will start from Gosport, Hampshire

Background imageSail Collection: Seascape with Sailing Craft, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)

Seascape with Sailing Craft, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)
Oil on board, Newlyn School, 1904. Henry Scott Tuke was born into a Quaker family in Lawrence Street, York. In 1859 the family moved to Falmouth, where his father Daniel Tuke, a physician

Background imageSail Collection: Barque in Full Sail Dropping Her Tug, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)

Barque in Full Sail Dropping Her Tug, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)
Oil on mahogany panel, Newlyn School, probably 1888. A three masted barque in full sail dropping her tug, off Falmouth. Henry Scott Tuke was born into a Quaker family in Lawrence Street, York

Background imageSail Collection: Coombe, Kea, Cornwall. Before 1908

Coombe, Kea, Cornwall. Before 1908
Early view of Coombe showing the creek with boats, and several houses on the bank. The two thatched cottages, Moor Close and Bunny Thatch, were demolished between the First and Second World Wars

Background imageSail Collection: Maria Asumpta, Fowey, Cornwall. August 1993

Maria Asumpta, Fowey, Cornwall. August 1993
The Maria Asumpta, the worlds oldest wooden sailing boat still working, leaves Fowey at the head of a flotilla of classic boats

Background imageSail Collection: Boat being built, Calenick, Kea, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Boat being built, Calenick, Kea, Cornwall. Early 1900s
View of a boat being built, probably at Brabyns yard in Calenick. White cottages at Calenick can just be made out to the left of the bow. Photographer: Ernest Chegwidden

Background imageSail Collection: Boat at boat yard, Calenick, Kea, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Boat at boat yard, Calenick, Kea, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A view of a boat in Brabyns boat yard, with two men on board, looking in towards the wood. Part of the quay can be seen on the right and a metal fence or gate on the left

Background imageSail Collection: Boat building, Calenick, Kea, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Boat building, Calenick, Kea, Cornwall. Early 1900s
View of a boat being built at Brabyns yard, Calenick. There are two men on board. Photographer: Ernest Chegwidden

Background imageSail Collection: Small leisure yacht, Coombe, Kea, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Small leisure yacht, Coombe, Kea, Cornwall. Early 1900s
View showing a small yacht on the creek outside Beach Cottage, Coombe with three men on board. The bearded man is shipwright, John Stevens Scoble, who lived in Beach Cottage

Background imageSail Collection: Small yacht under construction, Kea, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Small yacht under construction, Kea, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A view of a small yacht, believed to be Viola, under construction. There are several pieces of wood around and a hand plane can be seen on the right hand side. Photographer: Ernest Chegwidden

Background imageSail Collection: Tregothnan Boat House from Lamouth Creek, Kea, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Tregothnan Boat House from Lamouth Creek, Kea, Cornwall. Early 1900s
View of Tregothnan Boat House from Lamouth Creek on the River Fal. A rowing boat is tied up in the foreground. Photographer: Probably Arthur William Jordan

Background imageSail Collection: Pichard drivers at St Ives, Cornwall County Fisheries Exhibition, Truro, Cornwall

Pichard drivers at St Ives, Cornwall County Fisheries Exhibition, Truro, Cornwall. July to August 1893
Two pilchard drivers under sail heading out to sea. The front boat is registered in St Ives and numbered SS516. The main exhibition site was a field at the top of Lemon Street, Truro


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