Travelling Through Time by sea, road and rail in Newcastle and the Hunter


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Shipping at Stockton. Above: The tin shed of the Missions to Seamen is visible at left and the two foremost

ships are the Gowanburn and the Navarino, which was sunk by the Luftwaffe on July 4, 1942, during a World

War II attempt to ship supplies to Russia. Below: Steamers and sailing ships mingled in a crowded scene.

The German steel four-masted steamer Alrich, above, was built in 1913 and is recorded as having visited

Newcastle in June 1914, not long before the outbreak of The Great War. The photograph below shows a

hard-working horse straining to haul a train of fully laden coal trucks on the Newcastle waterfront.

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