Tees

Redcar's Birger anchor returned to seafront

  • 5 May 2013
  • From the section Tees
Anchor
The anchor came from the Finnish barque Birger which was wrecked on Saltscar Rocks in 1898

A 115-year-old anchor has been returned to Redcar seafront after a major renovation of the promenade.

It came from the Finnish barque Birger which was wrecked on Saltscar Rocks in 1898.

The refurbishment was part of a £30m project run by Redcar and Cleveland Council and the Environment Agency.

Council cabinet member for culture, leisure and tourism, Olwyn Peters, said it was an "important part of the town's history and heritage".

"It serves as a memorial to all mariners who have perished off our coastline," she added.

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