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Fishing boat in rough sea approaching the Camel Estuary, Padstow, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Fishing boat in rough sea approaching the Camel Estuary, Padstow, Cornwall. Early 1900s


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Filename: TRURI-Sun-0121.tiff

Size: 8916 x 5764 (17.3MB)

Date: 13th August 2019

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: doom

Location Name: bar

© From the collection of the RIC

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Fishing boat in rough sea approaching the Camel Estuary, Padstow, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Identified in J. Bartletts Ships of North Cornwall, 1996, as A Lowestoft sailing trawler running for Padstow under reduced canvas past Stepper Point, with Pentire in the background". The trawler is just about to enter the Camel Estuary. Photographer: Unknown

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TRURI : Sun.0121

Media ID 19198647

© From the collection of the RIC

Coast Coastal Fish Industry River Shipping Weather Doom Shelter Stormy


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print takes us back in time to the early 1900s, capturing a dramatic scene of a fishing boat battling the rough sea as it approaches the Camel Estuary in Padstow, Cornwall. The image, identified by J. Bartletts Ships of North Cornwall in 1996, showcases a Lowestoft sailing trawler skillfully navigating through treacherous waters under reduced canvas past Stepper Point. With Pentire looming majestically in the background, this photograph perfectly encapsulates the raw beauty and perilous nature of coastal life. The unknown photographer has masterfully captured the essence of Cornish industry with this image. The trawler's imminent entry into the Camel Estuary symbolizes both hope and uncertainty for those aboard, as they seek shelter from an impending storm. This snapshot serves as a testament to their resilience and determination amidst challenging weather conditions. The baritone hues convey a sense of foreboding doom that hangs over this picturesque scene. It is impossible not to be captivated by the sheer power of nature showcased here – crashing waves threaten to engulf both ship and crew alike. This historic print transports us back to an era when fishing was not only an industry but also a way of life for many communities along Cornwall's coastlines. It reminds us of our deep-rooted connection with the sea and its unpredictable moods

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