Tales of the Cornish Wreckers

By: VIVIAN, John Tor Mark Press series

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VIVIAN, John. Tales of the Cornish Wreckers. Truro [UK] : Tor Mark Press, (1969). Pp. (4),5-47,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated stapled pale blue card covers with orange titles to front. "The term 'wrecking' covers a wide range of misdemeanours, ranging from inshore piraacy to the relatively innocuous gathering of flotsam and jetsam cast up by the sea after a storm. The wrecker of legend, who lured ships to destruction by exhibiting false lights on the coast, and murdered the hapless sailors as they struggled ashore, has, happily, been quite extinct for a very long time now." - from p. 5. Contents: 1. The Heyday of the Wreckers; 2. John Knill and the Wreckers; 3. Some Wrecks and Wreckers; 4. Eight Wreckers Drowned; 5. The Wreck of the Harmonia; 6. The Wreckers Libelled; 7. Cheated of Their Pray; 8. The Women Wreckers of Hayle; 9. Wreckers Brought to Justice; 10. The Wreck of the JessieLogan; 11. The Other Side of the Coin; 12. An Old Law and a Derelict; 13. The Wreck of the Ana; 14. "Official" Wreckers. Vg. 8.50

Title: Tales of the Cornish Wreckers

Author Name: VIVIAN, John Tor Mark Press series

Categories: 79,

Publisher: Tor Mark Press, Truro, 1970,:

Seller ID: 18782

Keywords: NAUTICAL CORNWALL UNITED KINGDOM SHIPWRECKS BRITISH ENGLISH SHIP HISTORY,