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North East Maritime Trust, South Shields

On the stocks

This is the early twentieth century lifeboat Henry Frederick Swan on the stocks at the North East Maritime Trust in South Shields, she is being completely overhauled and renovated from the keel upwards. Thousands of man hours will be expended on this project as every piece of wood is chosen, fashioned, and shaped to fit, and the small engine and screw will also be rebuilt as she is made seaworthy again.

The North East Maritime Trust is a registered charity in Wapping Street, South Shields

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 30mm lens, 1/30 second, f4, iso 200, flash fired.

Image converted to black and white and tinted with Photoshop


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Written by curly

September 27, 2008 at 12:01 am

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  1. Wonderful photo and information. Hope he rocovers well!!LOL

    Mary Jo

    September 27, 2008 at 12:48 pm

  2. Will you be keeping a photographic record of the restoration for us, as it would be an interesting series to see how things develop.

    gails man

    September 27, 2008 at 7:25 pm

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