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William Le Lacheur (model)

Guernsey's maritime history spans thousands of years with some of its earliest remains being the affectionately known "Asterix", a Gallo-Roman wreck found in St Peter Port harbour. Over 800 wrecks have been recorded in Bailiwick waters and offer testimony to this long maritime tradition. William Le Lacheur's ships and business form a small but important part in the Island's ship-building and merchant past.

Although there is no in-depth exhibition about William Le Lacheur, there are some relevant items in the Maritime Museum at Castle Cornet - in the section dealing with world trade. These include the portraits of William and his wife, together with a model of the ship William Le Lacheur. The Shipwreck Museum at Fort Grey, on Guernsey's west coast, offers an insight into the sometimes perilous nature of maritime activity in Bailiwick waters.

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