"The Pelican"

30th December 1909

 

Between 4.00 & 5.00 a.m. a Steam Trawler went ashore under Bempton Cliffs.  The vessel sailed from Hull and belonged to the St. Andrews Steam Trawling Company.  She ran ashore in thick fog and it wasn't long before the alarm was raised and the Flamborough and Filey lifeboats were proceeding.  The trawler's crew of nine were taken aboard the Flamborough boat, one crew member having a narrow escape from being drowned.

No further information regarding this wreck can be found.

The wreck lies at GPS Ref: TA 174 - 749 at a point known locally as Weather Castle Point.  Part of the keel is visible at low tide.

 

 

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