Drew of West Penwith and Beyond

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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

A Snippet

Chis passed this on, from a book published by the Mylor local history group.

The Book of Mylor: A Cornish Creekside Village & Harbour


The Hobah, a coasting ketch,was built at Trelew on the south side of Mylor Creek in 1879. Thomas Gray, a master shipwright usually building in Falmouth, hired several labourers in Flushing and had a saw-pit dug out at the back of the beach 50ft from the present road. The men travelled to work by the way of a footpath across Trelew Farm from Devils Roost. Further down, keel blocks were laid across the beach. Edward Drew and his son, William, of Mylor, cut out all the timbers of the ketch. She was to Thomas Gray's own design and for his own use, when she was launched she proved to be fast and good carrying capacity. On her first voyage the Hobah was rammed by a steamer and sank. She was re-floated, repaired and then traded for 68 years, often carrying Cornish granite as her cargo.


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