Nostalgia: Merrimac paddle tug

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The Merrimac paddle tug is pictured in Scarborough’s South Bay packed with tourists heading out for an excursion.

The tug was built in North Shields in 1883 and spent some time working on the River Tyne.

Paddle steamers and tugs often came to Scarborough during the summer season.

Photo reproduced courtesy of the Max Payne collection. Reprints can be ordered with proceeds going to local charities. Telephone 0330 1230203 and quote reference number YRN-161122-083748050.