On Reighton beach lie the remains of the Steamship “LAURA” which ran aground in thick fog on 21st November 1897. She was a 2000 ton steam vessel which having picked up a cargo of Coke from Newcastle, was bound for Trieste. The cargo and the crew were recovered and the vessel eventually succumbed to the ravishes of the sea and broke up.

   Lying broadside in the surf


Split in two by the rough seas


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