The recent uncovering of the petrified forest at Redcar has been the subject of much media attention, with news crews and visitors swarming over the beach taking photos.
The last time I remember seeing it, was back in the early days of this website in 2007 when there was only me taking photos, although to be honest it was nowhere near as spectacular as this time around.
I don’t think at this time anyone has been able to confirm any age or identity of the ship. A list of possibilities can be found here :- http://www.redcar.org/shipwrecks-part-1/
With the huge number of wrecks that occurred in the past, its going to be difficult to know.
|03/11/1807||During heavy gales, no less than 17 ships became stranded on Coatham sands.|
|02/02/1831||On this date 12 vessels were driven ashore at Coatham sands with dozens of lives lost. Wreckage from these vessels was evident along the beaches of Redcar and Marske.|
Thanks to Stewart Ramsdale for these photos of the 2021 reappearance of the wreck.