Margate Pier & Jetty Storm Damage

At Margate, a part of the jetty was blown up, and carried away openings by the force of waves, leaving two large openings in the centre, which is now (at ebb tide) quite impassable.

The pier also sustained considerable damage, two of the windows having been beaten in, besides which the coping and the pavement have been greatly injured.

Two schooner vessels were wrecked on the Goodwin Sands, and a third, supposed to be a logger, at the entrance of Pegwell Bay: in the two former cases all on board perished ; in the latter the crew were saved.

A Deal boat, with six men on board, was swamped in a high sea, and all went down.

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


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