The 28th of June History Calendar

The Young Dick

On this day 148 years ago in 1869, the three masted topsail schooner was launched at Burton Stather for Richard Hickman of W Cass & Co in Goole. First registered in Goole for trans Atlantic trade, the ship would later move to New Zealand and finally Queensland, Australia, as a labour schooner in the South Sea Islands.

On this day 46 years ago in 1971, the former Grimsby fishing smack (GY996) was wrecked in the Bahamas. The ketch which had been converted into a pleasure yacht, struck a reef on Samana Cay. There were seven people, all French nationals, on board including a baby boy. They spent a week on the uninhabited island before they were picked up by a missile tracking station supply ship and landed at Cape Kennedy.

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© Background Photograph by Sam Ablott.