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Wreckers on the Cornish coast

Posted in British Countryside, Disasters, Famous crimes, Historical articles, History, Sea, Ships on Sunday, 22 November 2015

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This detailed and beautifully painted picture shows a gang of wreckers and smugglers in a rocky cove on the Cornish coast. The image is cleverly lit by the glowing lantern which deceptively lures the ship, seen in the distance, onto the rocks rather than safety, and into the hands of the wreckers, who plunder its wealth and kill those crewmen who manage to swim ashore.

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Wreckers on the Cornish coast by Peter Jackson

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