French Clipper 'Seine', Perran Sands, 1900

About this item

Identifier

CTR_1_82

Description

French Clipper Seine The Seine was a 2,630 ton clipper registered at Bordeaux, a ship full rigged and built for speed to quickly carry nitrate from South America, for uses such as fertiliser. Having left Chile 80 days previously, the Seine was driven ashore at Perran Sands on 27 December 1900 by a west-north-westerly gale. All her crew were rescued by rocket and line, or by volunteers from the shore. Her wreck was sold for ��42.

Date

27th December 1900

Rights

Cornwall Council

Coverage

Perranporth

Type

Still Image


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Collection

Clive Carter Collection




Citation
“French Clipper 'Seine', Perran Sands, 1900,” cornishmemory.com, accessed February 21, 2024, https://www.cornishmemory.com/item/CTR_1_82.
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