WEATHER – GALE IN TEES BAY
Accreditation the Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 24/12/1869.
THE GALE – TEES BAY.
Late on Tuesday evening (21/12) a violent gale from the N. E. sprang up at Hartlepool, accompanied by drenching squalls and a terrible sea rolling into the bay. A little before daybreak, the next morning (22/12), the brig “Mary Young,” Capt Young, of West Hartlepool, drove onto the North Gare Sand, near the mouth of the Tees, where she was soon fast aground. She was bound from Gefle to West Hartlepool, laden with deals and iron. The seat lifeboat put off to her assistance, and with considerable difficulty to cut off her captain and all hands. In the course of the afternoon, a large dis-masted vessel was descried in the offing, four tugs running out to her, and two of them towed her into port. Nearly at the same time the Seaton to lifeboat put off to a small fishing yawl, which was in distress near the Tees mouth, but a Tees tug first reached her and towed her into the river. A large screw steamer, supposed to be the “Killingworth,” was also seen in the offing.
March 13, 2013 Weather & Tides