Shipwreck in Petrified Forest, Redcar

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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.

The biggest difference this time is the uncovering of a wreck that i’ve never seen before
Redcar Petrified Forest Shipwreck
Redcar Petrified Forest Shipwreck
Redcar Petrified Forest Shipwreck
Redcar Petrified Forest Shipwreck
Redcar Petrified Forest Shipwreck

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.

2 thoughts on “Shipwreck in Petrified Forest, Redcar

  1. I’ve witnessed this event 4 times now in the 50 the 60s 2013 and todate that. Only have photos of2013 the wreck was visible then I think the one in the 50s someone found a viking axe given to the dormans museum

  2. The first time I saw it was in the fifties too. I think it was Easter 1953. I wasn’t “into” such things as an eight year old lad. All I wanted to do was look for the coins that had been exposed where the roundabouts and swings used to be.

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