Lost off Trevose: The Shipwrecks of Cornwall's Trevose Head

Lost off Trevose: The Shipwrecks of Cornwall's Trevose Head

Author: Brian French

Format: Paperback

Pages: 128

ISBN: 9780752456898

Language: English

Publisher: The History Press

Release Date: May 01, 2011

Description du Livre

Trevose Head, the land mass jutting out into the Atlantic from North Cornwall’s shore, has been called the "Lizard" of the North Coast.  This inhospitable coast has seen many disasters over the centuries, from ocean-going sailing ships blown off course or badly navigated, to coastal vessels bound for Wales and the Bristol Channel foundering, colliding, and "colliers" blowing up. Both world wars saw intense activity off Trevose as German U Boats attempted to prevent supplies from reaching the UK. This illustrated history tells the stories behind these events. The narrative also considers the development of safety at sea, starting with the erection of Trevose Lighthouse in 1857, a project strenuously opposed by most seafarers (apparently lighthouses attracted pirates like moths to a flame) and covers navigation (longitude), "rules of the road," and overloading (the Plimsol Line).

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