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Wild Pigeon
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Wild Pigeon

Jul 14, 2014 by

The ketch Wild Pigeon leaves Bude harbour with assistance from the hobblers, who used to row lines from a ship to posts, so that she could warp (winch) herself forwards. The Wild Pigeon was eventually wrecked under Summerleaze cliffs in 1904, after being swept out of the locks when a storm caved in the lock...

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Maude
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Maude

Jul 14, 2014 by

A frequent visitor to Bude, the ketch Maude at Rolle Quay in Barnstaple in the 1930’s. Built in Widnes in 1865, her hulk still lies on the bank of the...

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Lady of the Lake
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The ketch Lady of the Lake – built in Bideford in 1862 and owned in Bude – entering Bude under full sail in the 1890’s. She was wrecked on Bude sands in 1898 while carrying coal from Newport to...

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Lady Acland and Wild Pigeon 1898
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Seen in 1898, on the left, the ketch Lady Acland enters the harbour whilst, to the right, the Wild Pigeon runs onto the rocks at Summerleaze Point; the rocket apparatus team takes the crew off by breeches buoy. She was later refloated, only to be wrecked nearby 6 years later, when swept out of the locks in a storm. The locally owned Lady Acland...

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