Loss of Life at Sea

The Boston Herald says – The loss of life and property on the coast has been very great; three vessels were driven on shore near, Shegness, and we hear that as many as fourteen or fifteen bodies have been washed upon that part of the coast alone ten distressed fellow creatures were saved from impending death by that admirable invention the life-boat two reverend gentlemen, we understand, rendered every assistance in their power in saving the shipwrecked seamen, and one of them (Mr. Wing, of Wisbech), offered up a thanksgiving on the sands immediately after the men had been landed.

We have heard many reports, and the names of several vessels have been mentioned to us as lost but until these rumours are confirmed we forbear saying more, from respect to the feelings of those who may have friends or relations at sea.

Source: The Derby Mercury (Derby, England), Wednesday, September 11, 1833

More information and painting depicting the rescue by Skegness Lifeboat.

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