The 19th of June History Calendar

A Schooner

On this day 141 years ago in 1876, the Stather built schooner was wrecked in Table Bay, South Africa. She was under the command of Captain Kramer, all the crew survived.

On this day 199 years ago in 1818, the steam packet was launched at Burton Stather for Simpson and Bell of Gainsborough. This was the first steam ship built at the yard.

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© Background Photograph by Sam Ablott.