But, while he caused storms and shipwrecks, he could also send favouring winds; hence he was known as Soler, " the preserver."
A lighthouse (50 55' N., o 58' E.) stands on the ness, which has been the scene of many shipwrecks, and has been lighted since the time of James I.
For many centuries Egypt was famous as a wheat raiser; it was a cargo of wheat from Alexandria which St Paul helped to jettison on one of his shipwrecks, as was also, in all probability, that of the "ship of Alexandria whose sign was Castor and Pollux," named in the same narrative.
Shipwrecks were of common occurrence, and occasionally the number of disasters was appalling.
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