Wreck revealed
Perranzabuloe Museum in Perranporth

By: Karin Easton
Added: 12 September 2014

With the recent low tides the wreck of 'La Seine' from 1900 is showing at the low water mark on Perranporth beach. It can be seen between Chapel Rock and Droskyn Point on the left as you face the sea. An eye witness from our archives states that

Twenty-four men and one boy, all French, were saved; it was a new ship. Some of the men had been in Cornwall before, selling onions. It was about December 28th 1900. Decks were ripped out by the force of the sea the the ship heeled over and could never be re-floated. The cargo was saltpetre.