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Porthleven - HMS Anson Memorial
This cross, on the cliff at Loe Bar, was erected in 1949 as a memorial to over 100 men who perished during the wreck there of HMS Anson in December 1807. The tragedy inspired Henry Trengrouse to develop his life-saving rocket apparatus.
A similar cross was also erected in 1949 on the cliff west of the town as a memorial those drowned mariners who over centuries were buried thereabouts.
View to the north. Loe Pool in the distance with a glimpse of Loe Bar on the left.
Canon EOS 80D
6 May 2019
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