Port Elizabeth of Yore: The Great Gale of 1902

Port Elizabeth is renowned for its shipwrecks. The most calamitous ones were as a consequence of south-easterly gales in Algoa Bay. They are a poignant reminder that in the face of on-shore winds, sailing vessels in the roadstead and at the mercy of the elements, frequently lost their anchors and were driven ashore. An additional … Continue reading Port Elizabeth of Yore: The Great Gale of 1902