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Commercial Fishing

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PZ119 and PZ19 in Porthleven Harbour, 1950s

NumberHESFM:1994.6426.26
PlacePorthleven Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1950 — 1958. Photograph possibily taken 1950s
KeywordsPorthleven Trades and Professions Commercial Fishing
PhotographerHawke, Alfred Herbert
Copyright© Estate of A H Hawke

Boats in Porthleven Harbour, taken looking towards Breageside and the corner of the harbour head where a number of boatsheds can be seen. In the foreground are PZ119, which is loaded up at the front with bouys, and PZ19. There is a small boat next to PZ19 with a man standing up skulling. Skulling is an alternative to rowing a boat where a person stands holding the oar at the rear of the boat and twists the oar to make the boat move forward. Photograph by A H Hawke of Helston, possibly taken in the 1950s.