View of North Shields Fish Quay from South Shields

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    A view across the River Tyne, which includes the High Light (far-left) and Low Light (right) of 1810, with the Old High Light (centre-right) of 1727. The lights were built to safely guide ships into the Tyne, avoiding the Black Midden rocks. Ships would line up the lights from the Low and High light for the right approach. The 'new' low and high lights had to be built after the Tyne changed course, making the 'old' lights redundant. The Old Low Light, on the North Shields Fish Quay is now a heritage centre - it was substantially altered and not immediately recognisable as a light house.
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    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 2 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2018-04-05T15:39:39
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