Saturday, June 10, 2017

Souvenir Saturday: The Great Gale, Algoa Bay 30 August 1888

The Great Gale, Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 1888: ship founders while people look on.

After the Great Gale - Algoa Bay 30 August 1888

During a south-east gale, nine vessels were wrecked on the North End beach. The ships were: 'Andreas Riis', 'Dorthea' [sic], 'Wolseley', 'Drei Emmas', 'Elizabeth Stevens', 'Jane Harvey', 'Lada', 'Natal', and 'C. Boschetto'. The Rocket Brigade, life-boat and crews of other ships assisted and only one drowning was recorded.