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20th CENTURY stories -memorable events - and prominent names.


The Family of Samuel Estill Clark - WW1 sinkings.

SS Roma - Galveston hurricane of 1900 - TAYLOR, STUBBS, CHURCH, HARRISON, STORM


ke Mills - the unusual life of ISAAC MILLS in Alberta.

Unique Repairs - SS Valentia and Chief Engineer WILLIAM LEADSON GILLINGS

Allison Hutton - 19th century notes - HUTTON, MENNELL, WELLBURN

Torpedoed! - loss of the Beemah in 1917- the younger JACOB STORM

Robert Dunn Frank - rescuing the SS Haggersgate in 1934

.Raymond Storm's Story - the first years at sea starting 1909

Life at Sea - a 1900s Master Mariner's life - Captain Wiliam Rifle Forster

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Imtelligencer - Wedneday 05 December 1923:-  Early yesterday morning, in a thick fog, the Norwegian steamer Asperbolm, timber laden, from Arendal for the Tyne, went ashore at Ness Point, Robin Hood's Bay. It was low water at the time, and although the vessel was stranded in an unfavourable position, the crew refused to leave, hoping she would get off at high water. Fortunately the sea was calm. Messrs Storm Brothers, of Robin Hood's Bay, went out in their cobles to render assistance, and eventually their services were accepted, and kedges being run out, the vessel was refloated, and proceeded north, apparantly slightly, if at all, damaged, although there was a list to port. The Coastguard rocket apparatus men had been summoned by gunfire, but theirservices were not requesitioned.


  Fishing boats at Whitby New Quay      
   Note the boat from Penzance!       

A  water colour by Albert Wainwright c1930 displayed  in the Hepworth Wakefield Art Collection.
 This is a copy of a photograph by Jerry Harman-Jone and is provided by the Hepworth Wakefield Art Collection.