Loss of the Brig

Loss of the Brig "Vine," of Bristol, at Whitby. Illustrated London News. 26 January 1850. Scanned image, bibliographical information, and text by Philip V. Allingham. You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link to this URL or include it in a print document.]

An exciting scene occurred at Whitby on Monday, the 14th [of January, 1850] inst., when the brig Vine, of Bristol, laden with oats, sprung a leak off the pier, and, either through ignorance of the time of high-water or a want of knowledge of the port he was about to enter, the master attempted to take the harbour about one o'clock P. M., the tide then being very little past ebb, when the vessel, as a matter of course, struck upon the sands, about 200 yards from the entrance to the harbour. The crew left the vessel by the life-boat, except the master, Captain John Honey, who, we understand, is part owner, who refused to leave the vessel. As the tide rose, the wind, which was blowing strong from the S. E., increased to a complete gale, and the sea ran very heavily, which soon stove in one side of the vessel and dismasted her. The master still stuck to the vessel, and the storm increased. . . . [60]


“Loss of the Brig 'Vine,' of Bristol, at Whitby. Illustrated London News. (26 January 1850): 60

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