This light chart features the extensive coast from Falmouth to Plymouth in the southwest corner of England. Falmouth is famous for its harbour. It lies opposite St. Mawes on the west bank of the Carrick Roads. It has been the start or finish point of various round-the-world record-breaking voyages.

On the eastern limit of the chart lies the city of Plymouth. Plymouth is a busy port for both commercial and leisure craft. It also connects England with both France and Spain by ferry. In 1690 the British Admiralty decided to make Plymouth its major base in the South West and from then on the volume of shipping increased dramatically. Unfortunately so too did the shipwrecks. In 1806, the Admiralty commissioned a study into the building of a breakwater and after many delays the work was started. A lighthouse was erected at the western end of the breakwater.

Specification

  • Location: Falmouth to Plymouth
  • Chart: Admiralty, UKHO, colour
  • Size: 1200*800mm
  • Finish: Black matt