Serious Collision of the Tyne

Yesterday afternoon, between four and five o'clock, while the schooner Sunrise, of Newcastle, from London, with chalk, was entering Shields harbour, in tow of the tug-steamer Pilot, and when off the South Pier, the screw-steamer Eunice, of Sunderland, which was proceeding to sea, came in collision with the schooner, striking the latter on the starboard side, and causing such extensive damage that she sank almost immediately. The crew of the vessel were with much difficulty rescued by the tug. The men Iost the whole of their clothes and effects. The names of the crew are Captain John Kennedy; mate, James Nicholson; cook, J. McKenzie seamen, Thomas Lord, James Kidd, and Jas. Smith, all of Aberdeen. The rescued men were afterwards landed at North Shields and taken to the Sailors' Home.

Source: Shields Daily Gazette 15 February 1877,

Sunken Schooner Raised off the Tyne

The Sunrise, of Newcastle, which was sunk on Wednesday last in the fairway of the Tyne, not far off the South Pier, was raised yesterday, by the River Tyne Commissioners' and brought into Shields harbour. She is laid on the shore near to Salmon's Quay.

Source: Shields Daily Gazette 21 February 1877