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Storm at Bridlington, 1830

Mike Wilson, Local Author and Historian

Morning Chronicle, 14th January 1830

Storm at Bridlington

Bridlington Quay, Monday morning: We have experienced a succession of bad weather here for several days past, but since Saturday it has blown a tremendous gale from the northward. About 150 sail of vessels are riding in the bay. A revenue cutter parted from one anchor yesterday; some other vessels have also parted and gone to sea. A large steam-ship came in from the northward yesterday, and brought up - particulars unknown; the sea was so high our boatmen durst not venture a communication. The lightning yesterday was very vivid, the peals of thunder extremely loud, and much snow fell during the squall. The tide was higher than has been known for many years; considerable damage has arisen from these combined causes. The greater part of the stone steps leading to the pier are entirely removed; the stone jetty adjoining is left in a tottering state, and the wooden jetty to the north, adjoining it, is most material injured. The wooden fortification in front of the fort-house is quite gutted, but the stone work at the foot of the Esplanade, and the new piling to the south, remain firm. - Hull Packet.