Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Sunday, 3 January 2010

The "Northern Belle" 5th January 1857













There are many accounts of the wrecking of the "Northern Belle" on 5th January 1857 which does give it a folklore status amongst those of us interested in Maritime Margate. This account I have attached is by Mick Twyman and was published by the Margate Historical Society in December 2001 , the article includes many Margate seafaring names from a time of iron men in wooden ships. A worthy theme for a cold winters night.
I have also attached a few follow on articles from the same issue, and once again familiar Margate surnames are mentioned.


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