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Brig Elizabeth Jane - launched Nova Scotia 1817 - Lost July 1854 off the coast of Yorkshire - Found Robin Hood's Bay, July 2003


Comparison of Bridlington Quay 1830 with 2009 View
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After the Elizabeth Jane was abandoned on July 8th 1854 Captain George Archer and his crew were
set down at Bridlington Quay by the 'Samuel' 'of and for Grimsby'. Any information about this
vessel would be most welcome.

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Bridlington Quay 1830
Bridlington Quay 2009

Bridlington Quay -
A steel engraving dated 1830 - Artist Nathaniel Whittock (1791-1860)
Eengraved by J Shury. Coloured by Hand

Two views of Bridlington Harbour with view of Bridlington Quay -
Evening July 8th 2009 - The 155th Anniversary of Elizabeth Jane's abandonment off Whitby

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Bridlington harbour appears not to have changed very much since 1854, compared with a modern Google Satellite Map. We can assume therefore that the crew of Elizabeth Jane once rescued from their sinking vessel would experience an arrival at Bridlngton much as we might experience an arrival in July 2009.



Image Bridlington 1854 Yorkshire 1:10560

Bridlington Harbour 1854

New and Extensive Sailing Directions for the Navigation of the North Sea

Elizabeth Jane's World

Bridlington Wikipedia

Proposal Bridlington Harbour 1808
The Brasilian navigator; or, Sailing directory for all the coasts of Brasil

Clips from Google Books - click on these to see original search and clip in context


Mr Thompson on the Teredo navalis

More information about Teredo navalis from the The Smithsonian Marine Station (SMS) at Fort Pierce, Florida

Culver's patent for protecting wood from sea worms and Limnoria; also, an illustrated treatise on the appearance and habits of the Teredo and wood boring shrimp (1877)



The Report of John Smeaton, Engineer, upon the State of the Bridlington Piers, with the most probable Means of preserving the same from the Destruction of the Worm.