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BOAT: Gleaner built 1878 by Kittos of Porthleven, Restored 2019 (over 5 years) by Spike DAVIES.
BOAT: Gleaner built 1878 by Kittos of Porthleven, Restored 2019 (over 5 years) by Spike DAVIES.
Gleaner July 2019 
 
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BOAT: Lady Hilda yacht built by BOWDEN & Sons 1909 for the Earl de la Warr.
BOAT: Lady Hilda yacht built by BOWDEN & Sons 1909 for the Earl de la Warr.
 
 
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HARBOUR: Boys In punt- Hugh WILLIAMS and BillyORCHARD 1930s
HARBOUR: Boys In punt- Hugh WILLIAMS and BillyORCHARD 1930s
 
 
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EVENT: Regatta 1893-1894 with Lifeboat House under construction
EVENT: Regatta 1893-1894 with Lifeboat House under construction
 
 
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BOAT: Small boats in Porthleven inner harbour - 2016
BOAT: Small boats in Porthleven inner harbour - 2016
 
 
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BOAT: The coaster 'London Premier', entering Porthleven in the mid 1930s
BOAT: The coaster "London Premier", entering Porthleven in the mid 1930s
 
 
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BOAT: PZ 211 in 1927
BOAT: PZ 211 in 1927
 
 
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BOAT Hope built in Porthleven by boatbuilder, Jackie BOWDEN in 1906 and first owned & skippered by Tommy BAWDEN returns for a visit to Porthleven in 1966
BOAT Hope built in Porthleven by boatbuilder, Jackie BOWDEN in 1906 and first owned & skippered by Tommy BAWDEN returns for a visit to Porthleven in 1966
 
 
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BOAT: Ann Marcel_PZ389_built in Newlyn by Peakes for David Hosking of Porthleven. Launched 1965
BOAT: Ann Marcel_PZ389_built in Newlyn by Peakes for David Hosking of Porthleven. Launched 1965
 
 
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BOAT: Fishing fleet 1893
BOAT: Fishing fleet 1893
 
 
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BOAT: Marnik PW292 built in 1976 in Porthleven
BOAT: Marnik PW292 built in 1976 in Porthleven
boatbuilding 
 
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BOAT: The ship READY RHINO by painter Alexander K BRANDER (active 1862-1888)
BOAT: The ship READY RHINO by painter Alexander K BRANDER (active 1862-1888)
in the 1861 three members of the STRIKE family, and one PASCOE were recorded as being 4 of the 5 crew members of the ship. 
 
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Boats and some Owners
Boats and some Owners
Incomplete and with some creative spelling! 
 
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BOATS: A-E Porthleven boats information from Newlyn Archive
BOATS: A-E Porthleven boats information from Newlyn Archive
 
 
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Kitto's Boatyard - The Cornishman Oct 1959
Kitto's Boatyard - The Cornishman Oct 1959
 
 
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PAINTING: Working Boats Porthleven by Nancy Bailey (1913-2012)
PAINTING: Working Boats Porthleven by Nancy Bailey (1913-2012)
 
 
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PEOPLE: BOWDEN, Thomas  boatbuilder born 1853 - working on half model boat in 1880
PEOPLE: BOWDEN, Thomas boatbuilder born 1853 - working on half model boat in 1880
 
 
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WORK_Boatbuilding_00002.jpg
WORK_Boatbuilding_00002.jpg
 
 
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Wrecks
Wrecks
a list of ships wrecked at or near Porthleven 
 
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Ada PZ196
Ada PZ196
Ada PZ 196
Ada. 2nd class lugger. 32.7 foot. 9.9 beam. 7 ton.
Built Porthleven 1903
for Richard Nicholls, Newlyn. Richard Nicholls, Newlyn Town was listed as eligible to vote for harbour commissioners, 1906 ( CRO NHC/7/Box 1; NA 2367 CRO). Richard Nicholls, Newlyn Town was listed as owning PZ 196 Ada, which entitled him to vote for election of two boat owners as Harbour Commissioners, list dated 13/10/1915 at CRO NHC/8 Box 2 (890 CRO) when the boat was listed as not worked.
1916 sold to Charles Thompson, Newlyn, skipper Richard Nicholls;
1916 sold same year to John Harvey, Newlyn. 1917 7hp Kelvin fitted.
1928 sold to William Orchard, Porthleven.
1940 sold to George Catchpole, Marazion.
1941 sold to William Thompson & Fredrick Tooks, Penzance. Worked through war years. List: 3663 Butts.

References: Penlee House Box 33 DH/PM/3 No80. NA 3266, 3535 
 
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Ann Marcel PZ389
Ann Marcel PZ389
PZ 389 Ann Marcel. Built by Peake. A 27‐foot crabber built for David Hosking, of Porthleven. Launched in August
1965. PZ 389 was the largest boat built in Newlyn for over thirty years. She was designed by Mr HN Peake to the
requirements of the White Fish Authority, and was 27 feet long with a beam of 9 feet and 3 ft 6 inch draft. She was
carvel‐built of one‐inch larch planking on sawn oak frames at 15 inch centres: the keel and stem were also of oak.
As befitting her intended purpose, she had a large unobstructed well deck aft with a steering shelter forward; the
engines (located immediately aft of the steering shelter) consisted of a 24 hp Lister main engine with an 8½ hp
similar engine on the port quarter; the main engine alone giving her a speed of about eight knots. An Echo sounder
was also fitted. Reference: Glenys Peake, 2009. CG Bainbridge, Cornish Boats and Boat‐builders: Peake's of
Newlyn, Cornish Magazine, Vol 8 No 8 December 1965:178‐179. NA 1041, 1042, 1043. 
 
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Aspire PZ 543
Aspire PZ 543
PZ 543 Aspire. 2nd class dandy, 32 foot, 9½ ton, built Porthleven 1894 for James Pascoe, Porthleven. 1907 sold to
John Tremithick, Porthleven, 1907 name changed to ASPIRE. John Tremethick, Newlyn Town, was listed as owning
PZ 543 Aspire, which entitled him to vote for election of two boat owners as Harbour Commissioners, list dated
13/10/1915 at CRO NHC/8 Box 2 (890 CRO). 1915 motor fitted. 1923 registration cancelled. 
 
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BOATS-PORTHLEVEN-1880_Thomas_Bowden_born_1853_working_on_a_half_model.jpg
BOATS-PORTHLEVEN-1880_Thomas_Bowden_born_1853_working_on_a_half_model.jpg
 
 
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BOATS-RoverSteamYacht1930.png
BOATS-RoverSteamYacht1930.png
 
 
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Endeavour PZ 119  Robert PASCOE's boat
Endeavour PZ 119 Robert PASCOE's boat
Endeavour PZ 119 Robert PASCOE's boat 
 
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Fishing Boats By Name (Newlyn Archive)
Fishing Boats By Name (Newlyn Archive)
 
 
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Girl Sybil (previously named Patricia) PZ595
Girl Sybil (previously named Patricia) PZ595
PZ 595 was built in Porthleven in 1912 by the boat building firm of Kitto.
She is 35ft, plus an eighteen foot bow spirit.
Originally named the Patricia, she worked out of Newlyn as a pilchard driver.
Originally a sailing boat, later motorised with wheelhouse added.
Early skipper was Bob Vingoe (GH).
The Patricia would have been renamed Girl Sybil when the boat was acquired by the Vingoe family of Newlyn.
The owner named the boat for his daughter. His daughter was the manageress of the Stevenson Grocery shop in the Strand and later married Arthur Gribble.
She acquired the boat on the death of her father in the mid 1930s who died on the boat at sea.
The boat was then sold to the Stevensons who retained the name and continued to work her as a pilchard driver throughout the war years. 
 
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Priscilla PZ 5
Priscilla PZ 5
Priscilla PZ5  
 
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WORKING FISHING BOATS IN PORTHLEVEN
WORKING FISHING BOATS IN PORTHLEVEN
number of working fishing boats in Porthleven 
 
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Ada PZ 479
Ada PZ 479
PZ 479 Ada.
2nd class lugger, 6.25 tons, 27' 27" long, 2 men 1 boy crew.
Built Porthleven 1906. Motor fitted 1913.

Owner‐skipper Edwin Pezzack 1906‐1916,
sold Penzance; Owner Percy Coleman, Kenneth Bennetts 1916,
sold St Ives. Skipper Edward Reynolds.
List: 2218 Brownfield 
 
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Agatha PZ218
Agatha PZ218
PZ 218 Agatha. 1st class lugger. 46 foot. 26 ton.
Built Porthleven 1878 for Philip Symons, Porthleven, skipper Richard Pascoe.
1892 sold to John Harvey & Henry Jacka, Newlyn, skipper John Harvey. John Harvey was listed as eligible to vote for harbour commissioners, 1906 ( CRO NHC/7/Box 1; NA 2367 CRO).

1908 broken up. List: 3663 Butts. NA 1199 
 
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Agnes PZ 334
Agnes PZ 334
PZ 334 Agnes. 2nd class lugger, 31.5ft, 11 tons. Built Porthleven 1885. Owner Edward Downing. Wrecked Boscowan Point in Mounts Bay, 1925. List: 1330 Madron. Reference: Tregenza 1984:63. 
 
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ANSON rope - a boy's real treasure from the deep
ANSON rope - a boy's real treasure from the deep
 
 
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ANSON rope from the wreck
ANSON rope from the wreck
 
 
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BOATS-Kitto's Boat Building Yard in Porthleven, Cornwall, November 1912.png
BOATS-Kitto's Boat Building Yard in Porthleven, Cornwall, November 1912.png
 
 
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CoeurDeLIon-PZ74
CoeurDeLIon-PZ74
PZ74 Coeur-de-Lion

Charlie & Bobby Laity, Long lIner, Potter ,hand lining for Mackerel and even Pilchard driving when the strike was on at Newlyn market. 
 
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GartulPoint1920s.png
GartulPoint1920s.png
 
 
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READY RHINO crew members of the ship  in 1861 Census incl STRIKE PASCOE & EDYVEAN
READY RHINO crew members of the ship in 1861 Census incl STRIKE PASCOE & EDYVEAN
 
 
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PorthlevenShipyard1960s.jpg
PorthlevenShipyard1960s.jpg
 
 
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p_Harbour-early.jpg
p_Harbour-early.jpg
 
 
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SAILORS WW1 CRUISER HMS HIGHFLYER.JPG
SAILORS WW1 CRUISER HMS HIGHFLYER.JPG
 
 
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Some interesting historic facts about the most southerly working port in mainland Britain.
Some interesting historic facts about the most southerly working port in mainland Britain.
 
 
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Square-BottomofForeStreet-NetsDrying_OldMen.jpg
Square-BottomofForeStreet-NetsDrying_OldMen.jpg
 
 
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Wreck.StAnne.jpg
Wreck.StAnne.jpg