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View from E showing entrance to canal with sea lock and lighthouse to the left

SC 796253

Description View from E showing entrance to canal with sea lock and lighthouse to the left

Date 18/5/1976

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 796253

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Entrance lock of Caledonian Canal, Corpach, Highland This view from the east, taken on 18 May 1976, shows the seaward end of the lock, with the lock-keeper's house. The recess in the side of the lock, on the left, was for one of the original lock gates. The lock was lengthened in 1964 to handle coasters delivering wood to the short-lived wood pulp mill at Corpach. In order to keep the lock chamber dry during construction, a temporary coffer dam was built, but water still came in in such quantities that a large Boulton & Watt steam pumping engine had to be installed to drain the workings. The engine house survived until the 1960s. This lock is the entrance to the Caledonian Canal from Loch Linnhe. The canal was built between 1803 and 1822 as a ship canal, to avoid the hazardous passage round the north of Scotland through the Pentland Firth. This lock proved difficult to construct, but was completed in 1812, the first on the canal. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference CT173

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/796253

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

> Item Level (SC 796253) View from E showing entrance to canal with sea lock and lighthouse to the left

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