TIDES – High Tides February 1877

Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 02/02/1877


     On Tuesday afternoon 30th inst a heavy gale from the north west came on suddenly, and being flood tide the surf along shore best with great violence dashing over the footpath on the Esplanade and bringing up loose stones in considerable quantities from the beach. Some waves washed up to the Lifeboat house and up Moore Street. This tide and that of January 1st are the highest known since the sea wall was built. Little or no damage was done to the sea wall, but the roadways suffered some slight injuries. The piers were undamaged Scarbro’ Cliff Promenade Pier was less fortunate, the whole structure being at time submerged; half the deck is said to be sprung by the up heaving of the waves, whilst joists and planks were torn away, and four lamps, with their supporting brackets. The under portion of the pier head also suffered considerably.


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