During the morning of February 15th, 1913, Gower farm workers in Port Eynon heard distress signals sounding from nearby Culver Hole. Running to the scene, they discovered the Manchester steamer, S.S. Blue Bell, taking in water as it foundered on the treacherous rocks beyond the cliff land.
Although the ship was obviously breaking up, there was no immediate danger to its crew and all twelve of them eventually made it safely ashore that evening.
Blue Bell’s cargo of coal made the rocks around Culver Hole quite a draw amongst villagers, who sought to heat their homes for the remainder of the winter for free.
A few rusting remnants of the ship may still be seen at the site.