Offloading Cornish Pilot Gig 'Slippen', Newquay, 1950s

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Identifier

BAW_1_017

Description

Newquay Rowing Club's Cornish Pilot Gig 'Slippen' being unloaded at Newquay. Built in 1830 for St Martins on the Isles of Scilly and originally known as 'Bernice', the name being changed when she was sold to St Agnes. In 1907 she was used in the rescue of the American schooner, Thomas W. Lawson and in 1925 she was involved in the rescue of 26 people from the wreck of 'Cite de Verdun'. During the 1950s and early 1960s many of the Scillonian boats were purchased by Newquay, eventually returning to the Islands.

Date

1950-1959

Rights

John Bawden

Coverage

Padstow

Format

TIFF, print

Publisher

cornishmemory.com

Type

Still Image


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Collection

John Bawden Collection


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“Offloading Cornish Pilot Gig 'Slippen', Newquay, 1950s,” cornishmemory.com, accessed October 14, 2019, http://cornishmemory.com/item/BAW_1_017.
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