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Photographer:John Jones [View profile]Title:Charlestown, ENGLANDAdded:Dec 30, 2005
Captured:June 27, 1982IMO:UnavailableHits:2,825
Location:Par, United Kingdom
Photo Category: Harbour Overview Images
Cornish china clay port captured on a busy day 27/6/82 with three coasters in.
From left to right, Cornish Shipping's BIRTE, the Danish ULLA DORTE, and Carisbrooke Shipping's BRENDA-C.
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davidships on May 16, 2016 20:59 (4 years ago)
@krem81 - Cornish Shipping Co Ltd became Sanders Stevens & Co Ltd, Plymouth in 1986 and had gone out of business as shipowners by 1999.

BIRTE went off to Greece as STEFANO under Panama flag in 1984. Lost track of her after that.
krem81 on Aug 30, 2012 18:52 (8 years ago)
Hi John,

Do you have anymore images of Charlestown as my family used to live in the harbour on our boat in 1987 i think. Also do you know what happened to Cornish Shipping?
tacktar on Oct 05, 2011 10:36 (9 years ago)
i had the pleasure of sailing on this vessel in 1980 & again in 1982. she was my favorite ship. she even had her own ghoast. an ex german enginer. playfull little chap
Mike Cornwall on Jan 03, 2006 21:58 (15 years ago)
Hi John,

Thanks for your reply and description.
It sounds fantastic. I remember many years ago travelling in this area (Cornwall/Devon), and looking at some of the old fishing and commercial ports and often being lost for words at their beauty.
In NZ nothing is more than 150yrs old, and to places such as these is something that I will always remember.
Thnks again.

John Jones on Jan 01, 2006 23:00 (15 years ago)
unfortunately Charlestown is no longer used as a commercial port though it does see a fair bit of use as a film set.
I must find a picture of the entrance lock gates to this port, the way in is so tight and tortuous that you would never believe ships of this size could negotiate it.
It was a truly wonderful place to watch ships berth and load china clay the old fashioned way. The lorries would come along the high level road to right of picture and tip their load down the chutes to fill the ship by gravity.
John J.
DEREK SANDS on Dec 31, 2005 17:35 (15 years ago)
great stuff John, what a memory.
Mike Cornwall on Dec 31, 2005 08:56 (15 years ago)
Hi John,

Fantastic photo of a days gone scene.

I really like it.

Is the port still in use.

Guest on Dec 30, 2005 17:09 (15 years ago)
Nice coaster shot, great!
Willem Johan
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