Tugs and the Seaford bay pipeline

By Ournewhaven

This series of photographs were taken from the Giraffe crane and shows tugs towing out a very long pipeline. It was used when Seaford beach was rebuilt. A large Dutch dredger sucked up shingle in the channel then came in off Seaford and pumped it onto the beach via this pipeline. It was probably over a mile long and was constructed north of the bridge and towed downriver, with the bridge having to open for each of the tugs in turn as they went through.

Photo:Meeching leads the way

Meeching leads the way

Newhaven Museum

Photo:Section of the pipeline

Section of the pipeline

Newhaven Museum

Photo:Pipeline in the harbour

Pipeline in the harbour

Newhaven Museum

Photo:Towed out into the bay

Towed out into the bay

Newhaven Museum

This page was added by Laurie Stonehouse on 14/10/2012.

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