The Port of Penzance: A History

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The Port of Penzance: A History

Clive Carter

80 pages. 215x270mm. Printed on gloss art paper, perfect bound with card covers.

ISBN13 : 9780953302802


The first full history of this busy Cornish port, from its earliest days in the 13th century right up to date, written by one of the county's top maritime authors. The book covers the Scilly steam packets, the coasting trade, wrecks, lifeboats, lighthouses, salvage operations, Penzance Harbour in wartime, the history of the dry dock and the West Cornwall Maritime Festival in fact all you need to know about this vibrant maritime centre. Beautifully illustrated with over 200 photographs, maps and drawings.

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