Tribute to shipwreck brig's crew
- On 08/09/2008
- In Parks & Protected Sites
From BBC News
The men who lost their lives when a boat from Angus went down off the coast of Cornwall exactly 166 years ago are being remembered during a ceremony.
Only one person survived and seven, possibly eight, died when the Caledonia of Arbroath crashed into rocks in 1842.
The service in Morwenstow will also celebrate the restoration of the brig's figurehead - a woman in Scots dress, with a shield and claymore.
It marked the sailors' graves in the village before being taken for repair.
The 200-ton Caledonia had been travelling from Odessa in the Black Sea, via Falmouth, to Gloucester with a cargo of wheat when she was driven onto rocks beneath Morwenstow's cliffs.