National Geographic : 1938 Dec
THE SCILLIES: ISLES OF WRECKS AND GOLDEN DAFFODILS Finlay Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams BOATS LIE SNUG IN HUGH TOWN'S QUIET HARBOR An old proverb tells that for every man who dies a natural death on the flower-covered Scilly Islands, the sea takes nine. Twenty-five miles southwest of Cornwall, England, beyond Land's End, lies this group of rocky islands, surrounded by treacherous reefs and shoals. c iNatlonal ,eograplic )ociety 1rinlay J'hotograph by lI. Anthony stewart SHIPS' FIGUREHEADS, CAST UP ON TRESCO, TELL MUTE TALES OF TRAGEDY AT SEA A German World War mine, washed ashore unexploded, and an encrusted anchor keep company at Abbey Gardenhouse with two dozen carved emblems which once rode the bows of merchantmen.