January; The “Dart: sailed from Salcombe bound to Portsmouth laden with sheep and
Bullocks, lost in voyage supposed to be upset. William Bath, Master and William
Feb 6th; Roger Prettijohn Master of the Sloop “Hero” of this place was drowned at Dublin.
March ;; A barge belonging to Billing of Devonport upset in Salcombe Bar, she was bound
to Dartmouth laden with timber, tar and provisions. Was towed in the Harbour
and proceeded on her voyage. The people that assisted in re-floating her received
April 16th; A fire broke out at Mr Jarvis’s Knowle which burnt down the Barn of Corn and
May ; Thomas Luckham was sent to Exeter Gaol.
October ; The “Shamrock” Sloop of War came in this Harbour.
November 23rd; It blew a heavy gale of wind to the Southward, we had the highest tide at
Salcombe that was ever remembered by the Oldest inhabitant, sweeping
everything off the Quays. Two vessels wrecked off the Start, one driven on shore
in Bigbury Bay, great damage done at Plymouth and all along the Coast.