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There have been many shipwrecks around the Lizard over the years, and you could say one of the causes is the order "To the Lizard for orders"

Before the days of radio, the only contact owners had with their ships was when the ship came within sight of land and was able to send a signal to a shore station. Ships coming home to Britain would sail close to The Lizard in order to contact their owners via Lloyds Signal Station, In poor visibility the ships would get close in to be able to see the signal station in the gloom, sometimes with disasterous results.

 
Click the links below to see accounts and pictures of individual wrecks
Suffolk 1886
 
Bay of Panama 1891
 
Socoa 1906
 
Suevic 1907
 
Highland Fling 1907
 
Cromdale 1913
SS Archangelos 1928
 
 
 
 
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