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On the Tees

Several of my wife's ancestors worked on the Tees. One, my wife's grandfather, Joseph Horobin (1865 - 1955), was master of the Lady Magdalen, photo attached, a river ferry between Mbro and Stockton. The photo shows her being used as the starting platform for an annual swimming race on the Tees. The 'Lady Magdalen' was based on the Tees from 1930 to 1947, my father -in-law remembered going on board  with his father when he was little so that must have been in the 1930s.

Also attached are 2 photos of a side paddle wheeler 'Despatch' on the Tees.

Can anyone offer any info or pointers abt 'Despatch' and what my family's connection might be please.


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