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Fowey Harbour Office History Port Authority Records Old Photos Historic Tugs Nautical maritime | Fowey Cornwall Polruan Golant Lostwithiel | Cormorant Hotel Boutique Luxury Holidays in CornwallVisitors to our beautiful little corner of Cornwall often visit Fowey's harbour and spend time finding out a bit of its history - now they can do it online too!

Thanks to the efforts of former harbour master Captain Mike Sutherland the rich nautical history of the port has been put into an electronic database which can be accessed through the web.

With Harbour Office employees often receiving enquiries about the history of the port Mike decided to try and save staff some time, by making it easier for visitors to Fowey to find all the information they want.

Fowey Harbour Office History Port Authority Records Old Photos Historic Tugs Nautical maritime | Fowey Cornwall Polruan Golant Lostwithiel | Cormorant Hotel Boutique Luxury Holidays in Cornwall Fowey's newest tug, Cannis.

Mike's detailed online history of the harbour includes information on the Fowey tugs which have graced the harbour over the years. Also included is the story of the dredger Lantic Bay, which was built in Polruan at the Harbour Commission's Brazen Island yard and worked in the harbour for years before being sold in 2002 - only to return in 2014.

The current harbour master Capt Paul Thomas said he was grateful for Mike's efforts. "It's fantastic when people like Mike document Fowey's fantastic maritime history and make it easy for people to find out about it," he said.

"It's really important these many tales of the harbour and stories involving the people who worked and played here are available for future generations."

Mike's online resource of historic records and photos can be found here, and makes great reading ahead of a stay at Fowey hotels.Fowey Harbour Office History Port Authority Records Old Photos Historic Tugs Nautical maritime | Fowey Cornwall Polruan Golant Lostwithiel | Cormorant Hotel Boutique Luxury Holidays in Cornwall

 

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