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On 26 January 1884 the Austrian wooden brigantine Cviet, built in North Shields in 1870, en route from Santo Domingo in the Dominican republic to Falmouth with dye and wood was wrecked east of Porthleven whilst running for harbour. Three lives were lost. This photograph shows the badly damaged boat on the beach with several figures around and large pieces of timber on the sand.The Cviel, a wooden barque, was wrecked near Loe bar, Porthleven. Salvage work is being carried out as wreckers pose for the camera.

Salvage Work On Wreck of 'Cviet'

Record Number: PEZPH : 1990.1144
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Full name: Black And White Photograph
Brief description: On 26 January 1884 the Austrian wooden brigantine Cviet, built in North Shields in 1870, en route from Santo Domingo in the Dominican republic to Falmouth with dye and wood was wrecked east of Porthleven whilst running for harbour. Three lives were lost. This photograph shows the badly damaged boat on the beach with several figures around and large pieces of timber on the sand.The Cviel, a wooden barque, was wrecked near Loe bar, Porthleven. Salvage work is being carried out as wreckers pose for the camera.
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Person: Gibson
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