Boats return to Porthleven harbour: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet: Boats return to Porthleven harbour: PICTURES Boats return to Porthleven harbour: PICTURES

The process of returning the boats into Porthleven Harbour began this morning.

The harbour has been empty since the middle of February โ€“ the first time it has been totally cleared of boats since 1903.

It was as a result of storm damage to the harbour, caused by huge waves breaking and washing away the baulk defences. This led to three boats being unsalvageable and ten in total sunk.

To prevent any more being lost, harbour master Phil Ward ordered the harbour to be emptied and the boats have been on dry land ever since.

Some of the smaller vessels were the first to be returned today, with the larger ones due to be craned in tomorrow and the work potentially carrying on into the weekend.

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4:30pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

I was in Porthleven today, watching these boats being returned to the water, it was a lovely serene site, the inner harbour no longer looks bleak and lonely, it looks 'lived in' again.
Following the storm damage Porthleven suffered, they have done a fantastic job getting as far as they have with repairs, in such a relatively short time, and in returning the boats to their moorings.
Well done to all involved.
I was in Porthleven today, watching these boats being returned to the water, it was a lovely serene site, the inner harbour no longer looks bleak and lonely, it looks 'lived in' again. Following the storm damage Porthleven suffered, they have done a fantastic job getting as far as they have with repairs, in such a relatively short time, and in returning the boats to their moorings. Well done to all involved. Gillian R.Z. Martin
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6:44pm Thu 10 Apr 14

meerkats says...

Lovely pictures , good to see things getting back to normal
Lovely pictures , good to see things getting back to normal meerkats
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10:40am Sun 13 Apr 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

meerkats wrote:
Lovely pictures , good to see things getting back to normal
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[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: Lovely pictures , good to see things getting back to normal[/p][/quote]๐Ÿ‘ Gillian R.Z. Martin
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2:50pm Thu 17 Apr 14

telstar1962 says...

Very heart-warming news indeed.

Spare also a thought for the hard-pressed fishing folk of Coverack, Cadgwith and other Lizard villages who have endured a hard winter
Very heart-warming news indeed. Spare also a thought for the hard-pressed fishing folk of Coverack, Cadgwith and other Lizard villages who have endured a hard winter telstar1962
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