An Unfortunate Steamer


Wreck Site has eight photographs of Laura in her distress 120 years ago. There are few accounts of the event readily available online and I have yet to find one that names anyone involved in the stranding – crew, rescuers, salvage men.

Occasionally the sand is scoured to reveal what remains of Laura’s ribs but most of the time low tide offers only the boilers and sternpost. Not much to see, but I can’t imagine anyone walks by without having a nose around.

A couple of short videos on YouTube give a drone’s eye view of the wreck in its geographical and historical context, here and here.


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