Wreck of the Capricorno 1900 - Framed
Total Price: £40.00 (Including VAT at 20%)
Total Price: (Including VAT at 20%)
Photo print from the original glass negative produced using Museum quality ink and Photo paper. The oak frame is approx. 340 x 280 mm (13 xc 10.25 inches) it has a hook to hang and a foot to free stand.
The mounted print is approx. 305 x 253mm, with the photo size 220 x 168mm. White with a bevelled edge to the mount.
On the 28th December 1900- The Capricorno. Austrian Barque. 1000 tons.
Wrecked on the Bude Breakwater. On passage Cardiff to West Africa. Cargo coal. Crew of 14. Only 2 survived. One man, Edwardo Francesoni, was rescued by rocket line from the shore. Five remained on board until she broke up on the 29th and only one, Frontebella, managed to reach shore unaided.The Barque with all her sails in ribbons ran aground about 150yds outside the reef of rocks to the seaward of Chapel Rock. An official investigation by The Board of Trade Inspectors was held in January 1901 into the circumstances attending the loss of the vessel and loss of life that ensued. It was impossible to open the gates of the canal, or launch the lifeboat from the beach owing to the heavy sea that was rolling in. Eight rocket lines were fired. It was one of the most disastrous wrecks since the Bencoolen in 1862.