Falmouth Quay Punts

Falmouth Quay Punts were the standard workhorse of the harbour and Falmouth bay during the second half of the C19 and into the C20, fetching and carrying for the many ships that arrived in Falmouth 'for orders'. Initially gaff-rigged and generally yawls, they eventually became motor-powered.

Designed and adapted for the stiff seas around the Lizard, their excellent sea-keeping qualities made them popular with amateur yachtsmen.

This database is a summary of some of the data discovered by volunteer Roger Stephens as part of a major research project on Falmouth Quay Punts.

FQP Search Form
Name Built Builder Type LOD / LWL
ADA 1898 Quay Pt 24′
ADA also Jeanie 11, Cuban, Jean 11, Ada 1908 W.E.THOMAS 23′ / 22.5
ADA MAY 1908 W.E.THOMAS 23′
ADAM 1908 23′
ALARM pre 1902 Not exeeding 32′
ANTHEA 1919 W.E.THOMAS Yacht 27′.5″
ANVIS 1893 W.E.THOMAS Yacht 26′
BAND OF HOPE 29′
BESSIE later Curlew 1905
BETTY 1913 A.COAKER Yacht
Bingo ( see Little Bingo )
BLACK CAT 1914 R.S.BURT Harley Mead Yacht
BLACK DUCK (REF A ) 1893 W.E.THOMAS Yacht 28′
BLACK DUCK (REF B ) 1905 R.S.BURT. Harley Mead Yacht 28′ / 26′ 2″
BLUE BELL 1924 Freshwater, St. Mawes Fishing 24′
BONITA (REF A ) 1889 TREGENZA Yacht 38′
BONITA (REF B) 1890 W.E.THOMAS 35′ / 29′
BOY JACK 27′ / 26′ 3″
BUNTY 1912 R.S.BURT Yacht 31′ / 30′ 2″
Catherine Frances (see Louie)
CHANTICLEER
Clareen ( see Clarice )
CLARICE, later Clareen , Shira 1894 Quay Pt 18′ 6″
COCK OF THE WALK
COCK ROBIN
COQUET C 1902
CORNISHMAN C 1855
Cuban (see Ada – Ref 2 )
CURLEW 1905 Quay Pt
Curlew (see Nada )
CURLEW later Foresight and Curlew ‘R’ 1898 R.S. BURT Quay Pt 28′ 2″ / 27′ 9″
CYGNET 1907 R.S. BURT Yacht 32′ 4″
CYNARA 1920 W.E.THOMAS
D.T. Built in Looe Yacht
DEBONAIR R.S.BURT 36′
DIANNA Yacht
DOLPHIN ON/PRE 1902
DOROTHEA 1909 W.E.THOMAS 27′ / 26′
DOZMARE 1928 ? Yacht
DUNLIN
Dusky maid (see Lily – Ref B) 1894 Quay Pt
ECLIPSE ON/PRE 1902
EDITH pre 1919 W.E.THOMAS Quay Pt 32′
ELSIE 32′
EMILY 1935 Yacht 20′ / 19’6″
FAGIN 1920 32′
FALAISE
FAYAWAY Quay Pt
FEAR NOT late 1800’s Quay Pt
FISHER
FLEETWING
Foresight (see Curlew) 1904 Built Gorran Haven Yacht 32′
FOYE pre 1902
FRAM
GALANT OF FOWEY 1890 W.E. THOMAS Quay Pt
GENESTA 1885 H. TRETHOWAN Yacht 27′
GIPSY
Greenshank (see Kalina Marjorie )
GREENSHANKS 1908 R.S.BURT
GWEN MARG later Turkeyland 24′
GWENDOLINE 1882 R.S.BURT Quay Pt 23′
GYPSY later la Bohemienne & Gypsy of Finistere
Gypsy of Finistere ( see Gypsy ) 1895 R.S.BURT 28′ 6″
HEROINE Yacht 28′ ?
HOBBY
Holly Ann (see Niona) 1890 R.S.BURT Quay Pt 32′
I.C.U. R TRUSCOTT
IDA
ISEAULT 1900 RS BURT
JB
Jean 11 (see Ada – Ref 2 )
Jeanie 11 (see Ada Ref 2 ) 22′ 6″
JOAN 1896 T. JACKETT Quay Pt 24′ 2″
JUANITA 1897 T JACKETT Yacht 36′ 2″
KERNICK 1914 R.S.BURT Yacht 24′ / 22′
KILINA MARJORIE later Greenshank 1909 Harley Mead Yacht
KINDLY LIGHT
La Bohemienne (see Gypsy ) 1909 W.E.THOMAS Harley Mead Yacht 28′
LADYBELLE later Lookout 1999 W.E. THOMAS Yacht 28′
LARK 1888 W.E.THOMAS Yacht 31′ 5″
LILY (REF A ) 1908 W.E.THOMAS Yacht 23′ 9″ / 25′ 3″
LILY ( REF B ) later Dusky Maid 1911 W.E.THOMAS Yacht 24′ / 23′ 8″
LITTLE BINGO later Neffertiti and Varesta 1914 W.E.THOMAS Yacht 24′
LITTLE PAL later Sea Teale pre 1902 Yacht 24′
LOOKOUT
Lookout ( see Ladybelle ) 1914 W.E.THOMAS Quay Pt 28′ / 27′ 6″
LOUIE later Louie Wills; anors ( see file) Quay Pt
MABEL Yacht 28′
MAGNESTA pre 1905
MAID MARLOW 1892 28′ / 25′
MAID OF THE MILL 1896 W.E.THOMAS Yacht 34′
MANXMAN pre1901
MARAQUITA 1894 W.E.THOMAS Yacht 34′
MARIE 1930 R.S.BURT Yacht 29′ 6″
MARQUITA 1879 W.E.THOMAS Yacht 29′ 3″
MATAHARI 1908 R.S.BURT Yacht 28′ 4″ / 26′ 5″
MAYBUD later Thesis 1904 T JACKETT H. MEAD Yacht 31′ 9″
MELVILLE later Veryan 1894 Quay Pt 32′
MERLIN 1925 R.S.BURT Yacht 33′
MINIE CAMPBELL 1927 R.S.BURT 32′ / 31′ 5″
MOLIN 1895 W.E.THOMAS Yacht 30′ / 29′ 5″
MORVORAN 1900 W.E.THOMAS 26′ / 24′
MYRIS 1912 T.JACKETT Quay Pt 28′ / 28′
MYRTLE
NADA later Curlew 1912 T. JACKETT 28′ / 27′ 6″
Neffertiti (see Little Bingo ) 1937 Yacht 27′ 3″
NEVER MIND
NIONA later Holly Ann W.E.THOMAS Quay Pt
NORDEN
NORMAN W.E.THOMAS Quay Pt 26′
Old Timer ( see Wild Duck) W.E.THOMAS
OLIVE C 1890 26′ / 26′
ONAWAY 111 1911 W.E.THOMAS
ORLANDO 1894 32′
OTTER 1905 Quay Pt 28′
OUR JIM 1897 ( Fowey) Yacht 26′ 5″ / 25′
PETREL
PHILLIPA
PICOTEE
PILGLAZE 1913 R.S. BURT Quay Pt
PIRAEUS 1880 W.E.THOMAS Quay Pt 26′ 4″ / 25′ 9″
PISKIE 1895 W.E.THOMAS Yacht 30′ 2″
PRIDE OF THE PORT 1966 Quay Pt 26′ 4″ / 5′ 9″
PRIMROSE 24′ 6″
PROGRESS 1898 Yacht 32′ / 31′
QUEEN OF THE BAY 1894 T. JACKETT Quay Pt 32′
ROTHIN 1925 R.S.BURT 25′
SANDERLING 1894 W.E.THOMAS Yacht 33′
SARABANDE
SASSENACH 1904 28′ 6″
SATISFACTION 1906 R.S.BURT 28′
SCREAM
Sea Teale ( see Little Pal) 1892 W.E.THOMAS 28′ 5″ / 28′
SESAME 1894 W.E.THOMAS Yacht 30′
Shira ( see Clarice ) 1913 G. LAVIS (Exmouth) Yacht
SIRIUS 1892 W.E.THOMAS Quay Pt 32′ 4″ / 31′ 6″
SNOWDROP 1889 H.S TRETHOWAN
SOMBRIA later Violetta
SOPHIE 1891 W.E.THOMAS Yacht 31′ 6″
SQUIRREL
Stormalong (see Louie )
SUNSHINE 28′
SUSAN
THE MAID
Thesis ( see Maybud ) 1904 W.E.THOMAS Quay Pt 28′ / 27′ 6″
Turkeyland (see Gwen Marg ) 1905 W.E.THOMAS Yacht
TWILIGHT 28′ / 27′ 6″
UALA
UNIQUE
VARESTA later Bingo
Varesta (see Little Bingo ) 1889 R S BURT Quay Pt
Veryan ( see Melville )
VICTORY
Violetta ( see Sombria) 1909 RS BURT 32′ 6″
WE’RE HERE 1894 RS BURT Quay Pt 32′ 5″ / 32′
WILD CAT 1893 W.E.THOMAS Yacht 26′
WILD DUCK later “Old Timer” 1895 RS BURT Quay Pt 31′ 8″
WINKIE 1879 W.E.THOMAS 28′
WINNIE 29′
WONDERFUL
ZENOBIA 32′
ZEPHYR 1899 27′
ZOE 1897

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