Tyne and Wear HER(14241): Tynemouth, The Bar, Eagle - Details
Tynemouth, The Bar, Eagle
In December 1870 the north-east coast was hit by severe weather. On 8th December there was a gale from the south-east which brought heavy rain and created huge waves. The steamer Eagle got stranded on The Bar on 9th December. She had developed a leak whilst off Whitby. By the time she reached the Tyne her stoke hold was flooded and the fires extinguished. A huge wave nearly sank her. Luckily the Eagle came onto the Herd Sand and the 17 crew were rescued by the lifeboat Tyne.
Dick Keys and Ken Smith, 2005, Tall Ships on the Tyne, pp 8 and 10