Tyne and Wear HER(6812): South Shields, Frenchman's Bay - Details
South Shields, Frenchman's Bay
The National Trust information board states "This bay gets its name from a French ship which once floundered here. At one time accessible by wooden stairs, the bay was populated with smugglersâ€¦ the strange object sticking out of the water up the coast [a little north of Frenchman's Bay] is all that remains of a dock gate. It was being towed from the Tyne to the Thames on 19th Obtober 1919 when it went aground and all efforts to salvage it failed".
<< HER 6812 >> The Arbeia Society, 2004, Archaeological Survey of the coast from South Shields to Whitburn