Navigating the Farne Islands the Haracalo struck
the 'Goldstone Rock' and was badly holed. Towed to safety by the Holy Island lifeboat and fishing
boats the boat was beached on the sands. Some of its cargo was removed in order to effect temporary
repairs enabling the boat to be towed by sea-going tug the River Tyne shipyards to complete the task.
Information supplied by the late Mr.E.Douglas Islander and local naval historian.