7 thoughts on “Sunken Boat, Middlesbrough Docks

  1. It looks like an old dumb barge, similar to the one that can be seen in the sand at low tide on Bran Sands.

  2. I agree with Andy, or could it be a former ships lifeboat that had been converted ?–just a thought ! surely PD ports as successors to the Tees Conservancy Commissioners might have a record.

  3. A look at Google images came up with a Thames lighter which is very similar and some of the old aerial photos o the docks seem to show similar craft.

  4. The wreck is a discharge barge or dumb hopper. The site was investigated in 1995 and an early 19th century pilot cobble was excavated and removed from the site. There is also a 36m long wreck of a dredger the ‘Tees’ which sank in 1908 and was never salvaged.

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