Photographer's Note

Padstow was once an important trading port on this part of the coast. At one time the trade was chiefly with Canada for timber, and later it became a fishing port. Today tourism has, like in so many places, supplanted the local trades, though Padstow still retains a fishing fleet.
The River Camel forms a natural harbour which is unique on the north coast, providing a `safe' anchorage for shipping. However, at the mouth of the estuary is The Doom Bar--a sand bank--on which at least 300 ships are known to have foundered in the 150 years leading to 1900! A total of three lifeboats have been lost on the Bar.

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  • Copyright: Ian Forbes (Blairs) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 11] (34)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-07-25
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/8.5
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  • Date Submitted: 2007-04-24 16:59
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