N.P., 1st.ed., 1975. 72 pp., many photo-ills (some cold.) & drawings. Pict. boards, 21 x 20cm. Bookplate. Nr.FINE. An account of the gigs and cutters of the Scilly Isles which, from about 1700, have been employed as pilot vessels and rescue vessels for the many wrecks around these notorious waters. The gigs and cutters were also used for smuggling and salvage work too, and today gig racing is an annual event drawing large crowds. Profusely illustrated, the author provides a detailed list of the cutters and of the known gigs.