Posts for Breakwater
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.
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 […]