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The ship, Bay of Panama, Falmouth, Cornwall. March 1891

The ship, Bay of Panama, Falmouth, Cornwall. March 1891


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The ship, Bay of Panama, Falmouth, Cornwall. March 1891

Four masted ship, wrecked on Nare Point, Falmouth in the great blizzard of 10 March 1891. She was bound from Calcutta to Dundee with 13000 bales of jute. Captain David Wright hove to in deteriorating weather as he approached the Cornish coast to take soundings. Later, forereaching under bare poles in a blinding blizzard she drove on to the cliffs at Nare Point, 7 miles from Falmouth. The captain, his wife and several of the crew were drowned, others froze to death clinging to the rigging. There were only 17 survivors out of a ships company of 40. Photographer: Unknown

TRURI : SB.1.1

Media ID 11656611

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