Loss of the Industry Off Spurn Point, The
DESCRIPTION: The Industry is grounded off Spurn Point in a heavy sea. The captain refuses help: "we shall get off at high water." A later rescue attempt is launched too late to save the crew.
EARLIEST DATE: 1891 (Broadwood/Maitland)
LONG DESCRIPTION: The Industry is grounded off Spurn Point in a heavy sea. A lifeboat is launched from shore "expecting every man to save" The captain refuses help: "we shall get off at high water." The lifeboat returns to shore and is launched again, too late to save the crew, when Industry raises a distress light.
KEYWORDS: rescue death drowning commerce sea ship storm wreck England
Jan 4, 1868 - "The vessel, Industry (Captain Burdon), was stranded on Spurn Point off the mouth of the Humber" (source: Palmer-VaughanWilliams)
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Broadwood/Maitland, p. 180, "All on Spurn Point" (1 text, 1 tune)
OShaughnessy-Yellowbelly2 48, "Spurn Point" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bodleian, Firth c.12(440), "The Loss of the Industry Off Spurn Point" ("Good people all, pray listen well"), J. Forth (Pocklington), no date
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