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Porthleven Harbour, 1950s

NumberHESFM:1994.6426.31
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, possibily taken in the 1950s. One of the boats is PZ19. There is a small boat 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. The baulk is down in the harbour mouth. It is put down in rough weather to prevent damage to boats in the harbour and it also stop boats leaving or entering the harbour. A signal is raised on the pier to show boats at sea that the harbour is closed. There is a crane on the quay walls. Bay View Terrace and Peverell Terrace are in the background. Photograph by A H Hawke of Helston.