Posts for Breakwater

Breakwater 1905

Taken around 1905, this depicts a rough sea washing over the breakwater.

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Breakwater 1894

This 1894 photograph shows the breakwater at low tide; a ketch resting in the harbour has horses and carts in attendance to receive her cargo. In the background, development is just starting at Crooklets, with the stone wall just built, although the only structures are changing tents on the beach.

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Breakwater 1880’s

The breakwater in the 1880’s, with the ketch Alford rounding Barrel Rock.

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Breakwater 1880’s

The ketch Elizabeth is preparing to sail on an incoming tide in this shot from the 1880’s.

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Breakwater 1871

An 1871 photo of the breakwater with a smack sitting in the harbour.

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Tommy’s Pit 1923

A photo from 1923 shows a busy Tommy’s Pit, a few years before the building of the new sea pool reduced its use dramatically.

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Tommy’s Pit 1890’s

Taken around 1890, this shows an empty and windswept Tommy’s Pit with a couple of posed figures. In the background, the pole on Barrel Rock is bent over – I have not discovered what bent it – it was replaced a few years later.

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Chapel Rock 1939

A 1939 photo of Chapel Rock with the Westcliff House being converted to the Westcliff Hotel in the background.

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Chapel Rock 1893

An 1893 shot of Chapel Rock – minus its flagstaff – with a ketch and two smacks sitting in its lee.

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Capricorno on the breakwater in 1900

The Austrian barque Capricorno, en route from Cardiff to Angola with a cargo of coal, on 28th December 1900 was wrecked near the breakwater in a ferocious north westerly gale. Heavy seas washed seven men off the deck and rescuers using the rocket apparatus were unable to secure a safe […]

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