West Lulworth

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News - 1841

The Times - Monday 8 February 1841


Thursday evening five men, whose names were Winzar, Vye, Charles, Harwell, and Woodrow, left Weymouth about 6 o'clock for Lulworth, in an open boat, in which they had come from the latter place in the morning with fish. It is said they were observed in their passage by the “Vulcan,” revenue steamer ; however, it appears they never reached Lulworth. The boat was found on the next day, Friday, near Durdle Door, about half a mile from Lulworth, with her bottom bilged, and the oars in it, from which it is conjectured, a very dense fog prevailing on Thursday, that the boat must have struck on a rock, and the men, not being aware of its actual situation, but supposing it nearer the beach, jumped from it, and thus met a watery grave. The first-named four were married men, and, with the exception of Harwell, have left families to lament their untimely bereavement of husbands and fathers. Neither of the bodies have yet been found.

Sherborne Journal.


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