Brig Capsized in the Tyne

Saturday afternoon, as the French brig Venice (light), which had been towed down the river, was turning to enter the Northumberland Dock, she was caught by a sudden squall, and capsized, filled, and sank. The whole of the crew were thrown into the water, and were speedily rescued by several boats. As quickly as possible the vessel was got out of the way, being towed by the steam tugs Shannon, Osprey, and Annandale to the Jarrow Slake, where she now lies in twelve feet of water. The Commissioners' weigh keel is attending to the vessel, and arrangements are being made to raise her. The of masts of the vessel were carried away.

Source: Shields Daily Gazette 18th of October 1869