National Geographic : 1938 Dec
Photograph byW. Robert Moore TRESCO'S DOLPHIN TOWN, NEAR OLD GRIMSBY HARBOUR, ONCE WAS A THRIVING HAUNT OF SMUGGLERS In the 18th century, Scillonians rowed the 120 miles of ocean to the shores of France in open six-oared gigs, and returned laden tothe gunwales with liquors and tobacco. Their cargo was secreted until a favorable time for reshipment. Nearly every old stone house on Tresco and the five other small islands that rim this bay had a private hide-out for contraband goods.