Black Pearl falls victim to severe weather

Wirral Globe: The Black Pearl was washed away during today's extreme weather conditions. The Black Pearl was washed away during today's extreme weather conditions.

NEW Brighton's 'Black Pearl' pirate ship has been swept away during the stormy weather conditions.

The popular driftwood attraction was washed away today.

Built out of items from the beach, the ship was created by local artist Frank Lund and his friend Major Mace and attracted visitors from across the borough and beyond.

A post on the official Black Pearl Facebook page said: "Pearl has gone on her maiden voyage down the Mersey. God bless her and all who sailed in her."

Bob Warwick, of RNLI New Brighton, said: "Today's storm saw the sad demise of New Brighton's famous pirate ship, including its two inhabitants (rats) who I suspect drowned.

"In addition, the car park and lake in front of the fort was totally flooded with one unfortunate persons car floating in the debris."

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