Schooner in Distress

Skegness, Lincolnshire Dec 6

A schooner called the Elizabeth, of Louth, bound for Boston, was observed a few days since off Gibraltar Point, with a flag of distress flying, during a gale of wind.

The Herbert Ingram lifeboat of the National Lifeboat Institution was at once launched, and proceeded to the spot.

By the time the boat had arrived alongside the vessel the weather had lulled, and the master came ashore in the boat, and proceeded to Boston to procure the assistance of a steamer and lighter to lighten his vessel and get her off.

Source: The Era (London, England),Sunday, December 15, 1867


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