180 Year-old Lifeboat 'Tyne' BlessedThe second-oldest surviving lifeboat in the world has been blessed in a ceremony marking the vessel’s renovation.

The 180 year-old Tyne was built in South Shields in 1833 and after 60 years of service was placed on public display on the seafront in 1894. It was removed last year  for the renovation work and volunteers from the North East Maritime Trust spent four months on the project, which also included the restoration of the Grade II listed canopy.

Tynemouth RNLI volunteer crew members Ian Black and Dave Rutherford, together with Tynemouth RNLI chaplain Rev. Timothy Duff, joined local dignitaries as Rev. Philip Bullock from the Church of St Stephen blessed the former lifeboat in a ceremony marking its return.

180 Year-old Lifeboat 'Tyne' Blessedhttp://www.tynemouth-lifeboat.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Tyne-Lifeboat-Blessing.jpghttp://www.tynemouth-lifeboat.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Tyne-Lifeboat-Blessing-300x300.jpgTynemouth RNLINewsheritage,history,North East Maritime Trust,south shields,TyneThe second-oldest surviving lifeboat in the world has been blessed in a ceremony marking the vessel's renovation. The 180 year-old Tyne was built in South Shields in 1833 and after 60 years of service was placed on public display on the seafront in 1894. It was removed last year  for...The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea