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Old 09-04-2018, 09:34 PM   #1
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Sept 5th, 2018: shipwrecks



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Papa John Gibson, a local seaman from Penzance, took his first photograph of a shipwreck in 1869 and from then on, he and his family were determined to be first on the scene. His two sons, Alexander and Herbert perfected the art of photographing the dramatic wrecks. Each glass plate tells its own story of tragedy, courage and survival. Their family archive, assembled over 125 years and four generations, is the largest and most exceptional collection of its kind…


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They scrambled over jagged rocks and sand dunes in treacherous weather carrying a portable dark room, fragile glass plates and heavy equipment. Shipwrecks at the time were often major news, and the Gibson family would work quickly to prepare newspaper reports, and transmit them across the world.


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Old 09-05-2018, 05:58 AM   #2
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I wonder if there are good statistics on the number of wrecks...
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Old 09-05-2018, 10:39 AM   #3
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One shipwreck that is etched on my memory is that of the Union Star which was lost, along with the Penlee lifeboat, on this coast a few miles south of Penzance on 19th December 1981.

The eight man crew of the Soloman Browne (Penlee lifeboat) and all eight on board the Union Star perished.

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A Royal Navy Sea King helicopter was sent to the scene as part of the rescue effort. Pilot i/c was Lt Cdr Russell Smith USN.

Lt Cdr Smith was on an exchange posting with the Royal Navy and makes a significant contribution to this documentary.

The technical quality of this video leaves something to be desired on occasions, but it's worth persevering with.

Penlee Lifeboat Disaster
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Old 09-05-2018, 04:09 PM   #4
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Typo: The Penlee lifeboat was the 'Solomon Browne' and not as shown above.
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Old 09-06-2018, 02:36 PM   #5
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So did these vessels capsize, or...?
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Old 09-07-2018, 06:27 AM   #7
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So did these vessels capsize, or...?
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:47 PM   #8
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