Archaelogical Sites

The Manacles is also an important site of many historic wrecks.

The position of the proposed breakwater is right over the famous wreck ‘The John’ which went down in 1855 with the loss of 194 lives.

Not far from the breakwater lie other famous wrecks – The Mohegan, The Andola, The Spiridian Vagliano and The HMS Primrose.

Many of these wrecks are underwater graves for those lost in such catastrophes and are areas which should be respected.