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7 Features
U-1209 Hits Wolf Rock   (18 December 1944)

Not knowing where you are at sea is never good but picking a fight with a lighthouse can only have one winner....

Scilly Disaster: The Legacy of a Mistaken Admiral   (22 October 1707)

A glimmering light spotted through the murk and a ship is saved, but the Admiral, his flagship and 1400 men will not survive the night....

Take a Dragon to the Scilly Isles   (15 September 1937)

First and Last landlord takes first flight to Lyonesse as Dragon offers Christmas joyrides.

The Mystery Wreck of Crow Sound   (17 July 2018)

About 200 years ago a small coasting vessel carrying a cargo of mining equipment sailed in a leaky state into Crow Sound, Isles of Scilly. She was sinking and her crew of five were just hoping she'd make St Mary's or at least get near enough for them to save themselves. This is the Wheel Wreck......

The Loss of British Airways Sikorsky S-61 in the Celtic Sea   (16 July 1983)

The loss of a British Airways Helicopter, together with 20 of the 26 people on board, on a sceduled flight from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly was, until 1986, the worst civilian passenger helicopter acident in Europe.

The Torrey Canyon   (18 March 1967)

Torrey Canyon was, in 1967, the biggest ship ever to be wrecked; two and a half times the length of a football pitch, and carrying 119,000 tons of heavy crude oil..............

The Wolf Lights Up (Wolf Rock Lighthouse)   (1 January 1870)

In his diary entry for 1 January 1870 John Tregerthen Short of St Ives records that the Wolf Rock Light was illuminated for the first time.

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Penwith Local History Group

c/o Morrab Library
Morrab Gardens
Penzance, Cornwall
TR18 4DA

Penwith Local History Group, Penzance, Cornwall
Penwith Local History Group
Penzance, Cornwall

The Morrab Library showing the new extension
The Morrab Library showing the new extension.
Photo Glyn Richards

<br>Coastline near Zennor., Penwith Local History Group
This month's featured photograph:

Coastline near Zennor.

Photograph by intocornwall.com

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<br>Chysauster looking east to Mulfra Hill., Penwith Local History Group<br>St Michael's Mount from the Coast Path by Penzance station., Penwith Local History Group<br>Marazion from St Michael's Mount., Penwith Local History Group<br>Greenburrow Engine House, Ding Dong Mine., Penwith Local History Group<br>Marazion from St Michael's Mount, Trencrom on skyline., Penwith Local History Group<br>Three of the Nine Maidens, Zennor Hill in background., Penwith Local History Group<br>Levant Mine from the south showing the leat in the foreground, left to right the calciner, stamps and compressor stacks and the whim and pumping engine houses in the centre with the Skip Shaft headframe., Penwith Local History Group<br>Higher Bal, Levant Mine. Engine house for dual purpose pumping and winding engine. Stonecrop in foreground., Penwith Local History Group<br>Causeway to St Michael's Mount on the ebb tide., Penwith Local History Group<br>Men-an-Tol., Penwith Local History Group<br>The Nine Maidens Stone Circle., Penwith Local History Group