FREELANCE JOURNALIST AND AUTHOR
Within these pages discover an astonishing array of vessels, learn about those who were on board and what they carried. From a purely logistical perspective it proved well-nigh impossible to uncover any details from earlier than the middle of the eighteenth century and thus this is chosen as the starting point. This does mean such famous shipwrecked individuals as the 397 who came ashore from the failed Spanish Armada, held prisoner at Torre Abbey in July 1688, are omitted. Yet still we find an average of one wreck every year among stories of hurricanes, Nazis, aircraft, and the story of how Savage Hole got its name.
The waters of the bay are not ideal for diving. As no river worthy of the name empties into it, the waters are very murky and visibility poor, although this does provide a haven for marine life. This book lifts that veil to give a clearer view of what-lies-where beneath those murky waters known so well from above.