Distressing Shipwrecks - The pitiless storm p.28

A letter that first appeared in the Brighton Herald, written by a man who lost property when the Unice was destroyed, is continued on this page. The letter points out the bravery of a man who helped to save lives and property from the sinking vessel: 'You will allow something is due to a man whose zeal, in the cause of humanity, could induce him, for nights and days together, to withstand "the peltings of the pitiless storm." '

About A Correct Narrative

This booklet is an eye-witness account of a shipwreck that occurred in Seaford in 1809. A number of ships were destroyed during a terrible storm, and the author describes the events in detail, illustrating weather conditions, the reactions of those on board, the number of people who perished, and the property that was lost. The book was published in 1810.

 

Taken from: A Correct Narrative of the Distressing Shipwrecks
Publisher: J. Baxter
Date: 1810
Copyright: By permission of the British Library
Shelfmark: 1508/210