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The picture shows the aftermath of the storm of Tuesday 20 April 1937 when five French crabbers from Camaretran ran for shelter fo St Ives. The St Ives Long Liners, 'Our John' SS64 and 'Sheerness' 510 were battered by this gale and had difficulty getting to safety. Dozens of local and Breton fishermen worked together to pull 'Sheerness' into harbour. One of the Frenchment broke his finger, jamming it between the rope and a bollard. Many photographs were taken of the Camaret crabbers.

Three Camaret Crabbers In Shelter Alongside Smeaton's Pier, St Ives In April 1937

Record Number: PEZPH : 1990.1044
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Brief description: The picture shows the aftermath of the storm of Tuesday 20 April 1937 when five French crabbers from Camaretran ran for shelter fo St Ives. The St Ives Long Liners, 'Our John' SS64 and 'Sheerness' 510 were battered by this gale and had difficulty getting to safety. Dozens of local and Breton fishermen worked together to pull 'Sheerness' into harbour. One of the Frenchment broke his finger, jamming it between the rope and a bollard. Many photographs were taken of the Camaret crabbers.
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