SHIPWRECKS & GROUNDINGS – Laden vessel stranded off Redcar ‘PYSCHE’

Accreditation the Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 29/09/1876


            The Welsh three masted schooner Pysche (Jones, master) bound from Middlesbrough to Swansea with pig iron, ran on to the West Scar rocks, about midway between the two piers, late on Monday night (25/09). The vessel only left Middlesbrough all the previous tide, and had missed her course in the dense fog which prevailed at the time. The Burton-on-Trent lifeboat was put off to the stranded vessel, but in the absence of any immediate danger, the crew were not taken off, and part of the crew of the lifeboat went on board to assist them at the pumps through the night, as she was making water very fast, the lifeboat remaining alongside. With the assistance of a steam-two the schooner was got off the following morning at eight o’clock, and taken to Hartlepool for repairs, accompanied by the Burton-on-Trent. Adml Robertson who was staying at Redcar in connection with the offer of the Order of Free Gardeners to the National Lifeboat Institution to build, equip, and maintain a lifeboat to be stationed at Redcar, as stated in another paragraph, was unexpectedly afforded an opportunity of being present at the launch of the lifeboat, and the likewise accompanied the crew.


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