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Notes:

View of St Michael's Mount from Marazion beach. No. 31796. The masts of two topsail schooners are just visible, which may have been delivering household coal, for domestic use on the Mount or in the neighbourhood of Marazion. In earlier times, the Mount harbour had rivalled Penzance in commercial terms, handling large numbers of vessels engaged in mining related trade. Norwegian sailing vessels berthed here to discharge balk-timber, while British vessels brought in coal for the mine pumping and winding engines and carried away thousands of tons of copper ore. At the time of this photograph there were no pine trees on the Mount.

St Michael's Mount From Marazion Beach

Record Number: PEZPH : 1990.1048
Identification
Full name: Black And White Photograph
Brief description: View of St Michael's Mount from Marazion beach. No. 31796. The masts of two topsail schooners are just visible, which may have been delivering household coal, for domestic use on the Mount or in the neighbourhood of Marazion. In earlier times, the Mount harbour had rivalled Penzance in commercial terms, handling large numbers of vessels engaged in mining related trade. Norwegian sailing vessels berthed here to discharge balk-timber, while British vessels brought in coal for the mine pumping and winding engines and carried away thousands of tons of copper ore. At the time of this photograph there were no pine trees on the Mount.
Production
Person: Frith
Date: 1891
Place: Birmingham
Copyright
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