The 30th of July History Calendar

A Ketch

On this day 128 years ago in 1889, the Stather built smack was lost in a fire at sea 180 miles from Spurn. The crew abandoned her for the boat and were picked up by Cooper ship Dolphin.

On this day 138 years ago in 1879, Charles Bryant on board the Stather built smack died after falling off the sail and hitting his head. He and another boy were larking about during a period of calm.

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© Background Photograph by Sam Ablott.