Re: Lost at Sea
Posted by Dennis Alexander on January 30, 2018, 3:13 pm, in reply to "Lost at Sea"
Article on the Monte Rosa in the Shields Gazette and Shipping Telegraph Monday August 23 1886. |
SOUTH SHIELDS STEAMEK IN COLLISION GALLANTRY OF HER CREW. A shieldlT seaman DROWNED. STRANGE EXPERIENCE. The scrow-steamer Monte Rosa, of South SI ields, of which Cay, Esq., is the managing owner, left Dundee on Friday night for New York, with the largest and most valuable cargo of bale goods that ever left that port for America. strange and sad experience of her homeward passage is reported. While on the homeward voyage to Leith and Dundee, she was run into by North American brig during a dense fog tht* coast of Newfoundland. Quite a panic scued those on board the brig, and her crew, thinking their vessel was sinking, jumped on borrd the Monte Rosa, leaving behind them their hurry lady passenger. The master of the Monte Rosa, Captain Thomas, oa the fact com. ing to his knowledge, immediately had the lift boat launched. Mr Jones, the second officer of the steamer, was placed in charge, and with hv: of the Monte Rosa's crew, proceeded to the rescue. Owing'to the density ot the fog, the wf ereabouts of the abandoned brig ceuld not be discerned, but the rescuers set themselves manfully to the task of rescue, keeping a sharp loitc-out for the object of their search and its solitary occupant. Suddenly she loomed .vn upon them, and before the catastrophe could be averted the occupants of the boat found thcmselues struggling the water, having been down by the object of their search. The whole of the boat's crew had a narrow escape from drowning, Mr Jenes' rescue being most provie ential. With great difficulty they succeeded in clambering on board the brig, when it was discovered that one of their number was missing. Tie lady and the boat's crew were ultimately transferred to the Monte Rosa, and the brig taken in tow and brought into St. John's, Newfoundland. The Monte Rosa then proceeded on her passage, having been detained more than a day the incident. The Monte Rosa left Dt.ndee lor New York on Friday last.