Tyne and Wear HER(4934): Lemington, Oliver's Shipyard - Details
Lemington, Oliver's Shipyard
Marine Construction Site
The position of a boatyard known as Olivers Shipyard was once marked by a fair sized jetty on the riverside. The paddle boat "Jabez Bunting" named after the Methodist minister, was built here for Joblings of Bellâ€™s Close. This shipyard was in addition to that on the site of the present Stella North Power Station where 2 vessels of about 90 tons were built in the 1860s - the "Lemington Antelope" and the "Harry Kells".
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