New: Falmouth’s Annus Horribilis

The Commissioner's launch Arwenack

Falmouth may have been the first and last major port to the west and a ‘safe anchorage’ in a storm but it was not ideal, especially when its anchorages were filled with too many ocean-going ships. All it needed was a storm …

The problems of 1890/91 almost brought the trust port to its knees as Tim Beattie reports in a well-researched article.