Maritime History of Falmouth: The Port, its Shipping and Pilotage Service (Slight Fading to Sleeve)

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Positioned towards the western end of the English Channel the port of Falmouth has played an important part in the nation’s maritime affairs for centuries. The great natural harbour provided shelter from storm and enemy alike. Its shipyards built and repaired merchant ships which would sail the oceans of the world in search of trade. Before the days of wireless communication, Falmouth was a major port for ships ‘calling for orders’ when they arrived back in home waters.

Here they were met by shipping agents giving instructions for delivery of cargoes. The arrivals were brought into port by highly skilled Trinity House pilots who sailed out to meet them in their fast pilot cutters, often as far as the Isles of Scilly. This book is about the development of the town, its harbour, and its shipping. It is also about the people who spent their working lives around the Fal estuary and along the dangerous and magnificent coastline of west Cornwall.

  • Hardcover
  • 160 pages
  • Condition: slight fading to sleeve

Code: 80856

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