Jack Seabourne, a much-liked waterfront character has slipped his anchor and sailed on the tide.

Many friends on social media sites have paid tribute to Jack. Mike Pill said: “Jack, had the greatest respect for you, one of the best taken too soon.”

After leaving school Jack started work at the docks as a riveter but his true vocation was fishing. He eventually set up a mackerel processing facility at Windsor quarry.

Jack , aged 73, loved Falmouth and the sea. His passion for fishing knew no bounds. He could often be seen all over the harbour and bay, line fishing, netting or in the winter months tending his prawn pots in the deep water.

Jack was a kind man who stood up for the rights of the waterfront fraternity.

Unfortunately, as the years pass these type of characters slowly disappear making the harbourside somewhat sterile.

Jack leaves a widow Ann and four children John, Ann, Louise and Ella.

The funeral service will be held at Penmount Crematorium on Monday 12th December at 2.15pm in the Trelawney chapel.

“Fair winds and calm seas” Jack. Tight Lines!