Aberdaron Church   Maritime History / Shipwrecks

There are various local websites that have a great deal of fascinating information regarding the maritime history of the area (see the list lower below).
Occasionally, due to a combination of weather conditions over a period of time and big spring tides, we can sometimes see evidence of some of the shipwrecks that have taken place. An example of this is the vessel "Fossil" which was wrecked in a gale in 1902 on the Warren beach and this wreck was exposed in 2013 (see the photo by Keith Roberts below). This vesel was apparently carrying slate.

Wreck Of "Fossil" On Abersoch Warren Beach: Photo Keith M Roberts:



List of Local Websites Providing Information On The Maritime History of the Area:


Llyn Maritime Museum:
A local museum and a rich resource of information from some local experts.

visit www.llyn-maritime-museum.co.uk

RNLI Abersoch:
The local lifeboat station in Abersoch has some history information at www.rnliabersoch.co.uk

Penllyn.com Maritime History Page:
There is a extensive list of the main maritime events of the area on this site. visit www.penllyn.com

Some great photographs and local history to be found on this site. visit www.rhiw.com


RNLI Porthdinllaen:
The lifeboat station in Porthdinllaen has a history section at www.pylifeboat.org


List of Shipwrecks By R Cadwalader:
A comprehensive list of wrecks can be found here: click here


RNLI Pwllheli:
The lifeboat station in Pwllheli has some info on recent events at www.pwllhelilifeboat.co.uk


RNLI Criccieth:
Criccieth lifebaot have a history section relating to their station at www.cricciethlifeboat.org.uk