Jan

9

2010

SHIPWRECKS & GROUNDINGS “Mowbray”

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On, Tuesday, 9th, December, 1834, the brig “Mowbray” was driven ashore between Redcar and Coatham. The lifeboat “Zetland” was launched and rescued ten of the crew, and returned to shore. Whilst looking at the vessel, the life boatman could see two small boys lashed to the rigging...

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Jan

9

2010

SHIPWRECKS & GROUNDINGS “Caroline”

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On, Sunday, 25th, December, 1936 (Chrismas Day), the brig “Caroline”, of Aalborg, from Shields, laden with coal, was wrecked opposite where the former Coatham Hotel now stands. The crew of ten men left in the ships two boats perished in about ten minutes, before the Zetland got near. The...

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Jan

9

2010

SHIPWRECKS & GROUNDINGS “Susanna”

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The brig “Susanna” of Stockton 225 tons, Captain R. Watson, sailed from Stockton on Saturday evening, 13th, November, 1841, which was fine and calm evening, and during Sunday, 14th, November, 1841, was driven by a furious gale onto the Coatham sands, opposite the sand hills where the Coatham...

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Jan

9

2010

SHIPWRECKS & GROUNDINGS “Jane Erskine”

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On, Wednesday, 15th, November, 1854, the brig “Jane Erskine, of Belfast,232 tons, Captain Park, was on route from Antwerp to Newcastle, in ballast was wrecked on Leigh Dam Scar, to the East of Redcar, in a strong South by South Easterly gale. Twenty endeavoured to get to the vessel, in their cobbles,...

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Jan

9

2010

SHIPWRECKS & GROUNDINGS “Emma”

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On, Monday, 5th, January, 1857, “Emma” of North Shields, 260 tons, Captain McKenzie, from Shields to Villiericies with coal and coke, wrecked off Redcar. The crew of nine hands were saved by the “Zetland”. On this occasion great credit was due to the young men of Redcar, whose...

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Jan

9

2010

SHIPWRECKS & GROUNDINGS “Margarethe”

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Accreditation the Stockton Mercury 28/03/1857. REDCAR LOSS OF LIFE SLOOP MARGARETHA              Between two and 3 o’clock on the afternoon of Sunday (22/03), a vessel apparently in great distress, and which afterwards proved to be the sloop Margaredtha, Mienen, of and from Carolinenaiel...

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Oct

30

2009

SHIPWRECKS & GROUNDINGS “Rose”

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At, about 12 midnight Thursday, 8th, March, 1804, the inhabitants of Redcar were alarmed by a very heavy firing; thinking the enemy were off the coast, the drums were ordered to beat arms. The Sea Fencibles* commanded by Captain Thrush were, in a few minutes, on the sands, when it proved to be minute...

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Oct

14

2009

SHIPWRECKS & GROUNDINGS “Caledonia”

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The sinking of a smack ‘Caledonia’ The following photograph (copyright of museum, although not the ‘Caledonia’) was gratefully supplied to us by the Aberdeen Maritime Museum. A smack was an English sailing vessel that was used to bring the fish to market for most of the 19th century and even...

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Jun

27

2009

Shipwrecks Part 1

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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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