Fishing Smack Ashore at South Shields

Yesterday, during the prevalence of the gale, the fishing smack Energy, in making for Shields Harbour, was driven ashore at the north side of the South Pier, South Shields. Upon the casualty occurring, the lifeboat Noble Institution put off to the assistance of the smack, and succeeded in taking the crew, three in number, off her, and bringing them to North Shields. The smack, which was laden with fish, afterwards became a total wreck. The smack belonged to Mr Henry Lowe, of North Shields, and was commanded by Mr W. Cook, of the same town.

Source: Shields Daily Gazette 10 March 1875