Pride of the Tyne ferry between North and South Shields, Tyneside. Photograph July 2006 by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]

Thus ferry is the likely successor to the steam packet (ship) whose staff founded the Tyne Steam Packet Provident Society, a workers' co-operative organisation, a forerunner of the Trade Unions [JB].

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Last modified 7 August 2006