(John investment represented only a tiny portion of the whole

Shipwrecks off Dorset

canada goose outlet edmonton The ship, headed for India and China, carried canada goose outlet sale valuable goods such as books, lace, perfume and silver for trade, and was worth an estimated 270,000. (John investment represented only a tiny portion of the whole.) The Earl of Abergavenny encountered bad weather and hit an underwater shingle bank off Portland, and was holed. Taking in water, the ship was unable to reach a safe haven. Most of those who died, did so from drowning or the cold. It was surmised that John Wordsworth did not try to save himself, but clung to the ropes and drowned with his ship. canada goose outlet edmonton

canada goose outlet trillium parka black Rowing canada goose outlet toronto factory to the Rescue, Shipwrecked Sailors Off the Northumberland Coast canada goose outlet trillium parka black

Rescuing those in distress was a perilous venture, for storm conditions made it extremely dangerous for rescuers to set out. While sea rescues were dangerous, there was a cost benefit for the local citizens, for many of the ships carried precious cargo. Once the crew had been saved, the locals could plunder the bounty after the storm had subsided, which many did. A breed of dog known as the Portland Newfoundland Sea Dog or Rescue Dog (which died out in the 19th century), wastrained to rescue people in danger of drowning.

Portland Sea Dog: “portrait of a canada goose outlet uk sale dog which brought 3 barrels of spirits out of the sea.”

canada goose outlet seattle Jane Austen would most likely have heard of the loss of The Abergavenny, as well as the story of another famous tragedy, that of the Halsewell, which foundered in Weymouth Bay in 1786. This wreck was especially poignant, for the captain died along with his two daughters. canada goose outlet seattle

canada goose outlet winnipeg Loss of the Halsewell, Wilkinson canada goose outlet winnipeg

Over a hundred perished in the wreck, including the Captain, his two daughters and nieces, and the First Officer, his nephew. Another 60 seamen and soldiers, who managed to reach the cliffs, died of cold or were washed into the sea. About 70 were rescued from the cliffs. Two ship officers wrote an goose outlet canada account, which sits in the British Library. Read portions of the account in this link.

canada goose outlet online uk The waters off East Sussex were known for their treacherous conditions, and over 1,000 ships have wrecked in the area. canada goose factory outlet Strong undertows and currents, shingle banks, and unexpected storms combine to make the area deadly. canada goose outlet online uk

canada goose outlet website legit As John Meade Faulkner wrote in his classic tale in 1898, once on the beach, the sea has little mercy, for the water is deep right in, and the waves curl over full on the pebbles with a weight no timbers can withstand. Then if the poor fellows try to save themselves, there is a canada goose outlet reviews deadly undertow or rush back of the water, which sucks them off their legs, and carries them again under the thundering waves. It is that back suck of the pebbles that you may hear for miles inland, even at Dorchester, on still nights long after the winds that caused it have sunk, and which makes people turn in their beds, and thank God they are not fighting with the sea on Moonfleet Beach and storm surges make the area dangerous for the citizenry as well. In 1824, a canada goose outlet nyc storm surge swept over the shingle spit on which a Georgian housing canada goose outlet store uk development (pictured above) sat, and swept away parts of villages. canada goose outlet in usa There was extensive damage as is indicated in the image below. canada goose outlet website legit

on August 23, 2009 at 10:47 Jacobea

Ah, yes, Dorset shipwrecks! The two biggest dangers are the Shambles Sandbank (which was what claimed the Abergavenny) and the Portland Race, where the currents and tides clash.

canada goose outlet woodbury I visit this country yearly and I been caught in storms (it as though the wind gets trapped in Lyme Bay). Even now it still a highly dangerous place for ships, tho I official canada goose outlet don think there been a wrecking on the scale (death wise, anyway) of either the Abergavenny or Halsewell for decades or more. canada goose outlet woodbury

canada goose outlet kokemuksia The last big ship to be https://www.gooseyou.com beached was the Napoli down on the Devon side of Lyme Bay. The locals still practise their salvaging rights, even in 2007!You might find this website interesting it details of the Abergavenny and the archaeology they been carrying out on her :) canada goose outlet kokemuksia

canada goose outlet locations in toronto Fascinating article, as always. I have a copy of William Wordworth elegy to his brother in a book somewhere (he and many of other shipwreck victims are buried in Wyke Regis), which I could dig up and post in another comment later, if you like. canada goose outlet locations in toronto

canada goose outlet winnipeg address Makes me want to go canada goose outlet on holiday now and dig around for Austen in Dorset! Which I canada goose outlet new york city confess I never really done before, but I make it my aim next time I go. canada goose outlet winnipeg address

on August 23, 2009 at 11:05 Vic

canada goose factory outlet vancouver First, thank you for stopping by, Jacobea, and adding to this post. I had no idea that the seas were so dangerous in this area, or else I would have paid closer attention to the waters when we traveled in the region. If you click on William Wordsworth name in the quote, it will lead to the entire elegy. I should have been clearer on that. The embedded links are not quite so evident as I would like. canada goose factory outlet vancouver

canada goose outlet michigan Thank you for your interest and comments! A part of the novel Persuasion is set in Lyme Regis, one of Jane Austen favorite seaside resorts. canada goose outlet michigan

canada goose outlet new york And I saw that link after I posted canada goose outlet store the comment my bad! canada goose outlet new york

canada goose outlet vancouver I have been to Lyme Regis several times over canada goose outlet jackets the past ten or so years, but I have to say that, recently, I personally find that it lost its old fashioned charm :( Since the World Heritage status was granted, it gotten very tourist y (too much for my liking). However, up round the back and in the parts near the church canada goose outlet canada and fossil bearing cliffs (where few seem to go, oddly enough), much of Lyme does remain rather old looking and downright untouched even. If Jane Austen were travel forward in time, she would probably recognise that much of the town anyway :) canada goose outlet vancouver

canada goose outlet florida Hello, my name is Vic and I live in Richmond, VA. I work in program and professional development canada goose outlet at Virginia Commonwealth University, and I have adored Jane Austen almost all of my life. I am a proud lifetime member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. I do not accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. However, I do accept and keep books, DVDs and CDs to review. canada goose outlet florida

Contributors to this blog include: Tony Grant and Rachel Dodge.

If you would like to share a new site, or point out an error, please email me. (Yes, I am fallible. I’ll own up to my mistakes and will make the corrections with a polite smile on my face.) Write me at.

Laat een reactie achter

Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On PinterestVisit Us On Google Plus