"The Lark"

13th December 1911

An exciting scene was witnessed at Flamborough on Wednesday when the steam trawler Lark, of Hull, was returning to port with a cargo of fish, ran onto the rocks under Buckton cliffs, near Flamborough. The vessel ran aground in thick fog at 11p.m. and despite the crew signalling their state of distress, she was not discovered until after daylight when the Coastguard from Speeton arrived on the beach.

 They promptly raised the alarm and the lifeboat crews at Filey & Flamborough as well as the Rocket Brigade, all mustered and sped to the scene. The Flamborough boat was the first to reach the stranded vessel, which had faired badly and had been holed several times.

 The wreck lies at Gps Ref: TA 160 750 lying @ a mile South of the Diamond. Her Boiler and a post break the seas surface at low tides.


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