White Ship Wreckage Reports
A report dated from the same year that the White Ship was lost in the seas between Southern Albion and Lyonesse:
“We did find washed up on Lundy’s shores some timbers, well-felled and constructed, of the finest white wood that we had ever seen. The beachcombers were sore pressed to hand them over to us for the had desired to use them in building, for so well made were these timbers. Alas, we believe there is only one source for this sad finding. We intend to send the timbers to Winchester to be examined.”
A log dated from the same year that the White Ship was lost in the seas between Southern Albion and Lyonesse written by one of the coast guards stationed near Land’s End:
“Wood washed up on the shore these past few days, plenty of it. Must have been a couple of ships wrecked out in the sea – probably as a result of that storm last week. Powerful mad, that storm was – came out of nowhere. Will send the lads up and down the beaches, see what else turns up. Netting, sails, and the like so far – no bodies though, which is strange.
Will keep eyes out – hopefully, if it was a ship, we’ll find some bodies soon, and give the poor souls a proper send off.”