Welcome to a history of Fowey Harbours' vessels and the operations
I had the privilege to be the Harbour Master in Fowey for 25 years up until June 2011 and serving a total of 28 years with the Harbour Commissioners. In that time there were many changes in the operations and with the different vessels we had. There is a tremendous amount of history attached to not only the vessels, but the way operations took place. I was always answering questions for people searching for the history of families or the vessels they served on.
Before I retired I started pulling together details and writing the history so that others could enjoy and use. I was beaten by time and so, in retirement, I have continued the project and in this website, which I hope you will find of interest, are those elements that are nearly complete.
With historic record more details come to light and these will be added and updated. More information is welcomed so please contact me. Other sections will be added in due course.
I have been able to provide the information largely due to the help afforded to me by Captain Paul Thomas, Harbour Master and the harbour office team and there will be a page of acknowledgements to follow.
My interest in the port also includes the various vessels that operated to and from Fowey and in particular those registered in the port and of course with special interest in those built in Fowey and neighbouring harbours.
This website was last updated on 1st July 2017
added records of:-
Ships registered in the Port of Fowey 1857 - 1940 with links to the Cornwall census information giving details of crews on ships whilst in cornish ports at the time of the census's in 1861,1871,1881 and 1891