Tug and Schooner ashore near Findon (1866)

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The Nonsuch, an Aberdeen schooner went ashore near Findon whilst being towed during a thick fog in June of this year, the schooner managed to get off the rocks by her own means after throwing some coal overboard and was later escorted back to Aberdeen harbour.  

The tug which was towing the Nonsuch was the Bon Accord, also of Aberdeen. She too went ashore and remained fast on the rocks for two days before being freed and towed back to Aberdeen.  

It would appear that both boats survived to sail another day and no injuries or loss of life was reported during this incident. This was one of those frequent examples of a foggy summerís day playing havoc with the shipping close to our shores.