The Ant of Boston Shipwreck

Skegness, Lincolnshire, Tuesday Night

Intelligence was received her yesterday (reports Mr William Everington) that the services of the Herbert Ingram lifeboat of the National Lifeboat Institution were needed at Ingoldmells. On arriving there we found that the Sutton lifeboat had followed the vessel there and rendered the required assistance.

The Skegness boat was about to return to her station when another vessel was observed to be stranded. She was the Aunt of Boston, with grain for Goole, and she has become a total wreck.

The lifeboat took two men off the wreck, one of whom is so exhausted that he incapable of leaving here.

The lifeboat went again off today in a terrific sea, in accordance with signals, but she was of no avail this time.

Source: Daily News (London, England), Thursday, December 5, 1867

Note: A spelling mistake was made in the original article above, and the Boston vessel was actually the Ant, not the Aunt. See “Hidden Mysteries of Skegness Beach”.

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