1884 - The Samuel, carrying 500 tons of coal from Swansea, went ashore on the rocks by Crabart in November 1884.  The Rhossili LSA. brought the ship’s crew safely ashore.   The  hefty cargo of coal was sold to local farmers who built a temporary lane from the Rhossili cliff top down to the wrecked ship to transport the cargo inland. The farmers then sold the coal on to the villagers of Rhossili and this supply of cheap fuel is said to have lasted the village for years. The ship soon broke up and its salvageable parts were sold.   An anchor, embedded in the rocky causeway between the base of Rhossili cliffs and the Inner Worm, still remains. Click images to enlarge.

Anchor from the wreck of the SamuelAnchor from the wreck of the Samuel

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