BY COINCIDENCE, I WAS READING THE AUGUST 2010 EDITION of Sea Breezes while holidaying in Costa Tequise on the island of Lanzarote. Having digested the contents of the letter from Willie Cunningham (‘Lanzarote Wreck – Solved’) I went in search of the sculpture.
I found it easily as it is located adjacent to the commercial centre, close to the main beach. According to the plaque, sited adjacent to the roundabout on which the tree trunk sculpture is placed, the wreck of the Telamon has become a ‘legend’. This seems a strange turn of phrase as the events of her distress and subsequent stranding, as detailed in Mr Cunningham’s letter, appear to be very un-dramatic.
The accompanying photographs show the sculpture itself. It now contains five trunks and the accompanying plaque, which boasts a picture of the ship and details of her stranding in English, Spanish and German. Unfortunately, I did not have time to visit the wreck site, but one of the local bar owners told me that the bow is now below water but the stern is still intact and visible.
12 The Boleyn
Lydiate, Merseyside, L31 9PT
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