1st November 1890. Wreck of the schooner, Beta, Capt. Chester of Goole. She ran ashore at Goat Ness, 5 miles from Dunbar, wind S.W., weather fine, in a voyage from London to Leith with a cargo of wheat. Capt. Robinson, representing the Goole Marine Insurance Co., at one went to the vessel which commenced discharging but owing to bad weather operations were stopped until Monday.
Some of her stores were saved, though none of her cargo on that day. In the night her masts went over the side. On Tuesday 60 to 70 tons of cargo was taken from her; then her bottom gave way and she floated up onto the rocks, where she went to pieces. (Source: Goole Book, property of Goole Local Studies Centre)