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The Mewstone is a prominent navigational landmark and hazard at the eastern entrance to Plymouth Sound. It is a cone of rock about 12141 square metres in area.

In the seas around the Mewstone are numerous rocks, the largest of which –the Little Mewstone and the Shagstone - are visible regardless of the height of the tide, whereas others, notably the Renny Rocks, are often covered by water.

During the course of the eighteenth century numerous ships were wrecked in waters off the Mewstone.

Prepared by: Turnbull, P
Created: 4 October 2001
Modified: 10 December 2003

Published by South Seas, 1 February 2004
Comments, questions, corrections and additions: Paul.Turnbull@jcu.edu.au
Prepared by: Paul Turnbull
Updated: 28 June 2004
To cite this page use: http://nla.gov.au/nla.cs-ss-biogs-P000030

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