Bessie & Vulture, Carbis Bay, 1893

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Identifier

CTR_1_40

Description

Steamships Bessie & Vulture On 17 November 1893, the steamer Bessie ran aground at Carbis Bay not the first time she had made landfall unintentionally, but this time she was wrecked in a gale which also destroyed 4 other ships near St Ives. Bessie's crew were rescued by Breeches-buoy, pulled by the coastguard rocket team from the deck to the cliff. The steamer Vulture, of Cardiff, also ran aground near Bessie though she was wrecked, her crew were saved.

Date

18th November 1893

Rights

Cornwall Council

Coverage

St Ives

Type

Still Image


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Collection

Clive Carter Collection




Citation
“Bessie & Vulture, Carbis Bay, 1893,” cornishmemory.com, accessed April 18, 2024, https://www.cornishmemory.com/item/CTR_1_40.
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