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Pilot jetty, South Shields

Pilot jetty

The little sign tells us that it’s unsafe and to keep off, I’m not so sure you would want to get on!

This is the old pilot jetty on the River Tyne in South Shields where many years ago the pilot cutter would tie up. The River Tyne pilots come mainly from a small group of families in South Shields and they have a very long association with the town. Their knowledge of the river, it’s deep water channel, the harbour, the bar, and the obstacles is unsurpassed and virtually all ships that arrive or depart from the Tyne are grateful to the pilots for their assistance. The Port of Tyne Authority, the Harbourmaster, and the pilots work together to ensure the safe passage of all shipping in and out of the harbour and the lower reaches of the river.

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/30 second, f22, iso 200


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Written by curly

July 1, 2008 at 12:01 am

Posted in Colour, River Tyne, South Shields

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  1. Another set of excellent photos since the dragon fly. The old wooden jetty caught my eye & I’ve enjoyed the colors of the cranes & the dramatic perspective on the bridges.


    July 1, 2008 at 1:17 am

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