French Clipper 'Seine', Perran Sands, 1900
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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 Bay 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. In the background are Penhale Point, and Gull Rock off Holywell. Her wreck was sold for ��42.
27th December 1900
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