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Volunteer Life Brigade House. The Tynemouth Brigade, the first in the country, was formed in 1864 following several tragic ship wrecks. This Watch House, built in 1887, was restored by the Brigade and Tyne and Wear County Council in 1977.

Spanish Battery, Tynemouth, United Kingdom

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The Black Middens. These exposed rock formations, once a notorious shipping hazard, claimed 5 ships in 3 days of blizzards in November; 34 passengers and crew perished within sight of the shore.

Promenade, Tynemouth, United Kingdom

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Old High Light. Since 1536 Trinity House, Newcastle has built several leading lights in North Shields. This one was constructed in 1727. Following changes in the river channel it was replaced in 1807 by the New High Light.

Tyne Street, North Shields, United Kingdom

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Master Mariners Homes. Built 1837-40 by North Shields Master Mariners Asylum for 32 aged mariners and their dependents; John and Benjamin Green, architects. Land donated by 3rd Duke of Northumberland; his statue stands in the gardens

The Mariners House, Tynemouth Road, Tynemouth, United Kingdom

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Wallsend Shipyards Wallsend riverfront has been the home of world-famous yards including: Schlesinger's (1863-93); C. S. Swan's (1874-80) and G. B. Hunter's (1880-1903); together with major marine engine-works. Turbinia (1894) and Mauretania (1906) were launched here.

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Cullercoats Fisherman's Lookout. Built in 1879 on the site of a traditional fisherman's lookout, to house the Cullercoats Volunteer Life Brigade. A pre-existing clock tower was incorporated into the design. Now used as a community centre.

Front Street, Cullercoats, United Kingdom