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Clachnaharry Sea Lock and Lock Keeper's House. Aerial photograph.

SC 1675855

Description Clachnaharry Sea Lock and Lock Keeper's House. Aerial photograph.

Date 1985

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 1675855

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of A 36848

Scope and Content Aerial view of Clachnaharry Sea Loch, Caledonian Canal, Inverness, Highland Inverness expanded rapidly in the 19th century following construction of the Caledonian Canal (begun in 1804) and connection to the rail network (1855). Its main industries at that period were ship-building, iron founding and saw-milling. This is the northern sea entrance of the Caledonian Canal into the Beauly Firth. The lock gates, designed by Thomas Rhodes, are made from Welsh oak which is resistant to water. The Caledonian Canal connecting the Beauly Firth to Loch Linnhe was constructed in 1804-22 to designs by Thomas Telford. In its heyday, it was the main east-west freight route across the Scottish Highlands. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/1675855

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

Collection Level (551 177) RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Sub-Group Level (551 177/11) 1986 Photographs

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