TIDES – Extrordinary Low ebb tide

Accreditation The Redcar & Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 15/09/1869


            Though the tides did not flow to so great a height on our coast at Redcar as had been expected, yet there was ample evidence in the extreme low ebbs that the water withdrawn was making high tide in other quarters; and if the wind had blown a gale from that point of the compass bearing directly upon our coast, there is no doubt the floods would have been much above the average, and probably have given cause to be remembered. At the low ebb on the 8th inst., a party of gentlemen interested in the construction of the Redcar Pier took the opportunity of making soundings and a survey of the site best adapted for the erection. They were assisted by Mr. John Burnicle, whose knowledge of the rocks and experience of the coast enabled them to find the best roadway to the beach to be near what is known as “The High Stone.” Here there is a fine natural bay, which their pilot said was “as still as grease” at all times of the tide, and which is most completely sheltered by rocks. The soundings showed that there is sufficient depth of water and ample room for turning any vessel at about 3500 feet from the sea wall, taking a point about midway between Graffenberg Street and Clarendon

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Rocks East of Redcar Jenny Leigh’s Scar and East Flashes

Street. The project so desirable, and so encouragingly spoke of by both visitors and residents of Redcar, we hope to see speedily accomplished, as the site has many advantages which are not to be found on other parts of the coast. The great facility of approach will make is available for all varieties of traffic, the level being favourable for the formation of a tramway in connection with the Stockton and Darlington Branch of the North Eastern Railway, where, in addition the landing and embarking of passenger vessels may be loaded or unloaded with goods to all parts of the coast. We understand that a meeting will be speedily be convened for the purposes of forming a directory and issuing the prospectus and we heartedly wish the success.


dean December 27, 2010 Weather & Tides