Mar

19

2010

FOYING

dean

Fishermen

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01/06/2010 Foying Boat and gangway shown on Redcar Beach Long gone now are fishermen foying for a living. During the summer months and holiday season, many a fisherman could be seen with his fishing boat plying for hire along the waterline with his boat alongside a wooden gangway. The above is a perfect...

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Feb

27

2010

ZETLAND – Redcar’s Jewel in the Crown

dean

Lifeboat

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“ZETLAND” Redcar’s Jewel in the Crown The “Zetland” lifeboat, and how it has become a visitor attraction along the Esplanade at Redcar. Many thanks go to the Zetland Museum for the assistance in putting this page together, and in particular F. Brunskill. (2010) It was the...

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Feb

5

2010

ZETLAND – Lifeboat The

dean

Lifeboat

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 THE ZETLAND LIFEBOAT    The Zetland Lifeboat is the oldest preserved lifeboat in the world, and plays a great part of Redcar’s’ history.      Zetland was built at South Shields in the early 1800’s by Henry Greathead. As a result of being bought by fishermen at Redcar for £100,...

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Feb

4

2010

YAWL OR YOLE Fishing was the first known industry in Redcar YAWL or YOLE – definition – (1) A two masted fore and aft sailing boat with the mizzen-mast stepped far aft. (2) A small kind of fishing boat (3) A ship’s jolly boat with four or six oars The word YAWL or YOLE relates to a...

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Feb

3

2010

         At present our shipwrecks lists Part 1 to 3 contain vessels that have come to grief (for whatever reason) on our notorious coastline – Hartlepool Bay – Estuary of River Tees, Redcar to Staithes.          ...

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Feb

3

2010

SHIPWRECKS & GROUNDINGS “Ovenberg”

dean

Ships

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OVENBERG ? An extraordinary story surrounds a wreck that occurred at Saltburn, nearly 20 years ago (1924) is told by Mr Charles O’Connor, now of London who was a cook on board the ill fated “Ovenberg”. Mr O’Connor gives one to understand that the vessel was haunted by a ghost...

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Feb

3

2010

  Lifeboats at Redcar Zetland                                     1802  – 1864 United Free Gardeners               1877 – 1898 Known locally as the         ‘Emma’   Sir James Knottwas the last of the traditional lifeboats...

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Jan

29

2010

SHIPWRECKS & GROUNDINGS – Whit Monday 28/5/1860

dean

Ships

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REDCAR – A DAY TO REMEMBER Whit Monday, 28th, May 1860 Whit Monday, 28th, May, 1860, was a day to remember in the lives of everyone, lifeboat men, fishermen, the residents of Redcar, and people further afield. A storm blew up that wrecked 23 vessels. An East, North Easterly heavy gale on this occasion...

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Jan

23

2010

Shipwrecks Part 2

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Shipwrecks Part 2

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         At present our shipwrecks lists Part 1 to 3 contain vessels that have come to grief (for whatever reason) on our notorious coastline – Hartlepool Bay – Estuary of River Tees, Redcar to Staithes.          ...

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Jan

9

2010

SCOTIA

dean

Ships

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On, Wednesday, 30th, November,1825, the brig “Scotia”, of Aberdeen, 240 tons, Captain Garvin W. Robinson, from London to Sunderland, was wrecked on Coatham sands. The crew of fourteen were all drowned. In Kirkleatham churchyard a tombstone is erected to the memory of the Captain, who perished...

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