A Schooner Ashore on Whitburn Steel
About eight o’clock on Saturday night, the chopping round of the wind from the south-west to the south-east brought a dense fog on to the line of coast, with a heavy swell. During the night a three-masted schooner named the Osprey, Capt. Coss, which sailed from Sunderland on Saturday afternoon, took the ground on Whitburn Steel, and at low water she was high and dry. Men were then employed to lighten her of her cargo, and, should the weather continue moderate, she will be got off.
Source: Shields Daily Gazette 22 October 1866