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Corpach, Caledonian Canal Sea Locks General View

SC 493312

Description Corpach, Caledonian Canal Sea Locks General View

Date 18/5/1976

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 493312

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Sea lock, Corpach, Caledonian Canal, Inverness-shire This is the entrance lock at the west end of the canal, It was lengthened to accommodate vessels serving the pulp and paper mill built nearby in the 1960s, and a new quay was built on the basin above, equipped with cranes. This view was taken from the top of the entrance lock, looking south west to the lock-keeper's house and the lighthouse marking the entrance. The recesses in the lock walls are the original sites of the top gates, before the 1960s lengthening. The canal was designed by Thomas Telford, and built with Government funding to provide a safe route, avoiding the dangerous Pentland Firth, for small warships and the generality of trading vessels of the period. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H76/103/9


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 147) Papers of Professor John R Hume, economic and industrial historian, Glasgow, Scotland

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