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The Manacle Bell Buoy, 1904

NumberHESFM:1998.6937
PlaceSt Keverne Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1904
KeywordsShipwrecks St Keverne Transport Water
PhotographerArgall & Co
Copyright© Helston Museum

Argall's Series postcard of the Manacle Bell Buoy, 1904. A buoy is an anchored float serving as a navigation mark, to show reefs or other hazards. The Manacles (Cornish: Meyn Eglos, meaning church stones) are a set of treacherous rocks off The Lizard peninsula. The top of St Keverne church spire is visible from the area. The rocks are rich in marine wildlife and they are a popular spot for diving due to the many shipwrecks.