ACCIDENT – Pilot James Carter


Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 18/03/1870.


            An incident occurred yesterday (Thursday 17/03) morning to a pilot named James Carter. Carter and another pilot named Edward Guy put off to a ship which had signalled for a pilot. They boarded the vessel, and Guy remained to pilot her. Carter then got over the side of the vessel, and in attempting to get into the coble he lost his hold of the rope, and fell into the sea. Being encumbered with a pair of heavy sea boats, he was in imminent danger of drowning, but fortunately he managed to reach the coble, into which he clambered, being none the worst, except a thorough cooking, from his immersion.


Lol Hansom May 11, 2013 Accidents, Boats & Ships