Sunday, 20 March 2011

Fleet


Fleet, by Irene Brown, is a collection of seven stainless steel collier ships in full sail, set in the water of Market Dock, overlooking the River Tyne at South Shields. A collier was a coal carrying ship. Coal was once the lifeblood of the Tyneside economy.

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  1. They are really striking. This would be an expensive installation. In the USA, most coal that is transported on the water moves by barges, not under sail.

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  2. Blimey, they look beautiful and worth a visit. I'd never heard of them before. Yet another thing to go on my 'to do' list in the summer hols!
    Are they a permanent feature?

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  3. I like these - I presume they are static otherwise they'd float out to sea..

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