Tyne and Wear HER(7887): Newburn, ferry - Details
A ferry operated between the north and south banks of the Tyne. The house on the south bank is still called "Boat House". Opposite the house you can see the remains of the wooden jetty used by the ferry. The ferryman was called Archie Scott and he lived in a cottage on Ryton Island.
Newburn History Trail, 1996, p 11