Themes | Maritime

Themes Maritime

Background

The North East has always looked to the sea and that is reflected in the number of maritime developments pioneered in the region- the world’s first purpose-built lifeboat, steam turbine engines for ships, innovations in lighthouse technology, and major engineering achievements, such as the Doxford marine engine, which provided an oil fuel alternative to steam.

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Map of the Newcastle upon Tyne Electric Supply Co Ltd (NESCo) and The County of Durham Electrical Power Distribution Co Ltd electric power distribution network, about 1907

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