Cornish Pilot Gigs, 'Newquay' and 'Dove', Newquay, 1942

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Identifier

BAW_1_159

Description

Cornish Pilot Gigs 'Newquay' and 'Dove' racing off the coast of Newquay. The crew of 'Newquay' are - bow Mike Stern, Gordon Ellery, John Martin, Dan Todman, Angus Martin, Dennis Craddock and Cox Graham Henwood. The crew of 'Dove' are – bow John Kennedy, Des Bicknell, Donald Morris, Ron Pearce, Stan Pearce, Les Carne and Ewart Kennedy. 'Newquay' won the race by four lengths. A comment from one of the members - 'The 'Dove' crew had pinched the only set of matching oars and the two Martins had to make do with two white Lifeboat oars'. Both were built by the Peters family of St Mawes around 1812 and 1820 respectively, ‘Newquay’ being the oldest known Cornish Pilot Gig.

Date

1942

Rights

JOHN BAWDEN

Coverage

Newquay

Format

print

Publisher

cornishmemory.com

Type

Still Image


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Collection

John Bawden Collection




Citation
“Cornish Pilot Gigs, 'Newquay' and 'Dove', Newquay, 1942
,” cornishmemory.com, accessed September 29, 2020, http://cornishmemory.com/item/BAW_1_159.
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