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Erwin S., U.S. physicist, 1868-1956. See: Ferry-Porter law.
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Jimmy was the last in a long line of Tees ferrymen, an ancient trade going back into the mists of time.
He meets with fishermen and ferrymen, farmers and shepherds, and former dissidents from behind the Iron Curtain, as well as museum curators, local officials and environmentalists as he tries to understand the history of the areas through which the river passes, each meeting adding a stitch or two to an overall tapestry of the river.
The author describes the area prior to the bridges being built and the dangers of crossing these treacherous waters by ferry which was not helped by the habit of some ferrymen of increasing the fares whilst passengers were still on the boat.
She decided to kit out the hut as a mini-museum with photographs of John Brown, the ferrymen who preceded him, called John Earle, various images of old Alnmouth fishermen, information about the ferry, and assorted memorabilia.