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View of Caledonian Canal, Corpach entrance; lock-keepers' houses, store-house, engine-house and paddle-steamer.

SC 746161

Description View of Caledonian Canal, Corpach entrance; lock-keepers' houses, store-house, engine-house and paddle-steamer.

Date 3/10/1883

Collection Erskine Beveridge

Catalogue Number SC 746161

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of IN 886

Scope and Content Corpach Pier, Caledonian Canal, Highland Corpach Pier, dwarfed by the snow-capped bulk of Ben Nevis in the background, stands at the south-west end of the Caledonian Canal at its entrance to Loch Linnhe. The pier was photographed in 1883 by the Victorian photographer, Erskine Beveridge. The pier was constructed in 1804-6 for ships entering the canal at Loch Linnhe. Passengers could alight here, and be transported by road to Banavie for the next stage of the journey to Inverness. The tall, four-storeyed engine house (centre), dating from the construction in 1804-6 of the locks which mark the south-west end of the canal at Loch Linnhe, was later converted into accommodation for the lock-keepers and into store-rooms. It was demolished in 1968. The Caledonian Canal, a remarkable engineering achievement by Thomas Telford, takes advantage of the geological fault that runs from Fort William to Inverness and forms the Great Glen with three long, thin lochs occupying much of the valley floor. Telford surveyed the line of the canal in 1801, and work went ahead in 1802 with an impressive series of lochs along its 97km-length that allowed the passage of 32-gun frigates, trading vessels, sailing ships and fishing boats from Loch Linnhe in the south-west to the Beauly Firth in the north-east. The canal was completed in 1822. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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