The wreckage of three ships that sank on a Cornish beach has been uncovered as a result of winter storms and exceptionally low tides, as reported by ITV.
Crew members saved
At Carbis Bay in January 2021, the iron steamships Cintra, Vulture, and Bessie were also exposed, but to a lesser degree.
On the beach between St. Ives and Hayle, the ragged remains of the steam collier Bessie are a common sight, but residents claim they have never seen so much of the wreck.
In a fierce storm that night 130 years ago, all three ships went down.
Due to the name of the first ship to crash onto the beach, the storm that struck the coast on November 18, 1893, became known as the “Cintra Gale.”
Seven people on board the Cintra drowned, but five of the crew members were saved from the breaking waves.
The coal-carrying steamer Vulture capsized off the coast, but 12 of its passengers survived to make it onshore.
After a few significant winter storms around last Christmas, the wrecks were quickly covered in sand but are now visible at low tide.
Many residents have remarked recently that they cannot recall ever seeing so much of the wreck exposed, as well as the skeletal remnants of the Vulture next to it, according to Greg Martin, who has visited the beach.
The wreck of the third ship, Cintra, could also be viewed up close further down the beach at Carbis Bay on the days when the spring tides were at their lowest.
He continued, “The last significant exposure of these shipwreck remnants occurred in January 2021, although not to the magnitude that has been seen during the last week.”
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