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Old 15th February 2006, 13:45
Jeff Egan Jeff Egan is offline
 
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I would think the waters were more likley to be thicker then as the Tyne in those days was the main sewer for the whole of Tyneside!!!!! it's about 9 miles from the piers to Gateshead quay so if you stick to maximum speed limit it should take an hour and a half plus berthing time, however a lot of small ships did break the speed limit, i remember the Coast boats well and one Skipper who had I believe had visited Australia once insisting on calling everyone Digger, This was in the middle 1960s, I dont recall his real name
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