Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Ship aground at Margate

This event happened on the 28th April 1919, the steam coaster "Dunvegan", blown ashore onto the stone groyne at Fort Point, Margate in heavy weather. The "Dunvegan" was wedged in the gap in the groyne long enough, giving the artist of this postcard enough time to paint it. After a few attempts similar to a Ealing comedy the "Dunvegan" was patched up and refloated and was soon to re-enter trade after permanant repairs.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I lived at palm bay cliftonville and witness a large ship blown onto the chalk rocks during a storm.....