Lady Lovibond. Goodwin Sands

Goodwin Sands is a graveyard for ships who have sunk in its foreboding waters.

7 miles off the coast of Deal in Kent, this notoriously hazardous and dangerous stretch of shifting sands is 10 miles in length.

Goodwin Sands is a graveyard for ships who have sunk in its foreboding waters. It is said that 50,000 people lost their lives on the sandbank.This stretch of water is the home of one gruesome manifestation, the phantom ghost ship of the Lady Lovibond a three-mast schooner. The vessel was bound for Oporto, Portugal, with a cargo of flour, meat, wine and gold. The ship was lost on the 13th February 1748. The Captain Simon Peel was celebrating on his honeymoon with his new wife, when Rivers the ships mate deliberately ran the ship aground in a jealous rage.

All hands were lost to the dark sea, on that fateful night, and this grim story is said to re-enact itself every 50 years on the anniversary of the disaster. Fishermen have reported a vessel trapped on the sands but upon further investigation each time no wreck or sign on the ship has been found. On Feb 13th 1898 and Feb 13th 1948 the ghost ship has been seen by several other ships in the area.

Loves a good ghost story, especially whilst sat in front of an open log fire on a cold and dark winters night.

One Comment on "Lady Lovibond. Goodwin Sands"

  1. James Hazelden says:

    That Feb13th 1998 night (was it really that long ago?) was amazing. l arrived from Eastbourne to see a blood-red moon coming up over the sea & esp being Friday the Thirteenth, l was immediately in the mood. The evening was very calm & mild considering the time of year but as mist started to appear in the early hours, people were returning home. l nudged a German chap to point out a hexagonal brilliant white shape that appeared but was soon enveloped by the mist. That shape was consistent with a ‘head-on’ view of the schooner fully masted.

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