May 17th The Jeune Hortense (Wreck)
On this day in 1888, the two masted brigantine, Jeune Hortense, registered in Nantes returned the body of a Fowey-born telegraphist to Penzance. 

A sudden squall made her attempt to take harbour at St. Michael’s Mount but she was driven onto the sands at Long rock by a fierce North Easterly wind.

Her crew of skipper, three men and a boy were rescued but all attempts to refloat her failed and she was broken up for firewood.

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