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SCENES IN CORNWALL AND DORSET OF THE BOLDEST OF 'FREE-TRADING' EXPLOITS

SCENES IN CORNWALL AND DORSET OF THE BOLDEST OF 'FREE-TRADING' EXPLOITS

One of the most notorious of Cornish smugglers was John Carter, who kept an inn called the King of Prussia. He ran brandy over from Cherbourg, and defended himself with a whole battery of cannon. Prussia Cove (bottom), the site of his exploits, lies east of Cudden Point, the eastern extremity of Mount's Bay. Poole Harbour (top), with its many ramifications and its double tide, was once infested with "free-traders," who on one occasion attacked, sixty strong, the Custom House and looted over 4,000 pounds of tobacco

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CUCKMERE HAVEN, SCENE OF ANCIENT AND MODERN SMUGGLING AND THE SMUGGLERS' RETREAT, HYTHE
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