181 years ago 13 men drowned off Formby Point. Their story is told in detail by Dr Reg Yorke, a leading figure in our local Formby Civic Society.
"A large crowd watched helplessly but were unable to assist the plight of the crew members who could be seen clinging to the rigging....."
Source: Formby Civic Society
My thanks to the stalwart who published the fact on the Twitter account Liverpool1207
29th Nov 1833 - Sinking of pilot boat 'The Good Intent' off Formby Point with the loss of 13 men http://t.co/IBMmKwlKWc— Liverpool1207 (@Liverpool1207) November 29, 2014