Monday 18 January 1869
The Sch “Brothers” from Holland for Shields got on shore on the Herd Sand owing to the haze, remained there until nearly 6 am when she was assisted off by some pilots. South Shields lifeboat launched & proceeded To her, but services were declined. No guns fired- Strong sea & vessel making much work being broadside on with head to the SW.
Source: South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade Storm Book