Local Lloyd's hailing station
North Shields

Lloyd's hailing station, at the end of a jetty sticking well out into the river, was used to hail ships (by voice)  to determine their cargo and destination for the Lloyd's Register of Shipping. It finally closed in 1969

Boat on jetty

In March 1960, the Norwegian Oil Tanker, Höegh Spear, got too close.

Lloyd's Hailing Station

Cormorants 'chill'

Lloyd's Hailing Station 2006

The hut 'disappeared' in 2003, although, for the moment, the jetty remains