The Morecambe Bay Tragedy (1894) | Burnley Cemetary


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On the morning of Monday, 3rd September, 1894 – 34 passengers made their way onto a sail-powered boat that would, on a normal day, have taken them on a leisurely trip over to Grange-over-Sands, located on the north side of Morecambe Bay, Cumbria. But what should have been a day of fun and enjoyment, it would quickly escalate into a day of tragedy.

Departing from Morecambe promenade and the Princess Sailing Company Landing Stage at around 10 o’clock in the morning, the passenger list comprised of a large contingent of holiday makers who had travelled over from Burnley.

Out of the 18 who had travelled from Burnley, only 6 would survive.

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