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1842 wreck of Scottish snow which stranded near Morwenstow. This wooden sailing vessel, built in 1839, was en route from Odessa to Gloucester with wheat. The figurehead was formerly in the churchyard of the Church of St. Morwenna and St. John the Baptist (32144), as a memorial to the wrecked crew buried there, but since 2008 has been restored and placed in the church for safekeeping, with a replica where the figurehead once stood. The vicar at the time was the well-known Rev. R. S. Hawker, famous for his association with the many wrecks in the area.

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