Friday, April 8, 2011

Unknown wreck on the Tyne

This wreck lies on the south bank of the River Tyne, about a mile upstream from Newburn. She's about 30 metres long, lying on her starboard side and only fully visible at a low spring tide (this is 11 miles inland, but the river is still tidal here). Anyone have an idea what she was?  A barge of some kind? A Tyne Keel? If she had a mast it must have been hinged, to be able to sail under Newburn bridge.

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