Shipbuilding at Newquay and Notes on Local Vessels

By W. H. Verran, published November 1945

Abstract

The earliest reference to the Cornish port of Newquay is in 1439. The first pier was built in 1615 and the South Pier was built in 1832. The article outlines the development of the fishing port then turns to its shipbuilding period. There were four shipbuilding yards at Newquay operating between 1839 to 1881: the yard on the Gannel, the yard at the Quay, Island Cove and at Porth. The author gives the history of each yard, with owners and significant vessels built or repaired. The article ends with a detailed list of vessels owned at Newquay 1818-1916.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Shipbuilding & Design

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