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TITLE
Crinan Canal
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_1023
PLACENAME
Crinan Canal
DISTRICT
Mid Argyll
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: North Knapdale
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10909
KEYWORDS
social histories
canals
waterways
Crinan Canal

This view of the Crinan Canal, Argyll, was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century. Designed by John Rennie, the nine-mile long canal opened in 1801. It linked Ardrishaig with Crinan and allowed the Loch Fyne and Clyde fishing fleets access to the Sound of Jura without having to sail around the Mull of Kintyre. The canal was also used by the domestic steamers running between Inverness, Glasgow and Oban.

The photographer, Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban


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Crinan Canal

ARGYLL: North Knapdale

20c

social histories; canals; waterways

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This view of the Crinan Canal, Argyll, was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century. Designed by John Rennie, the nine-mile long canal opened in 1801. It linked Ardrishaig with Crinan and allowed the Loch Fyne and Clyde fishing fleets access to the Sound of Jura without having to sail around the Mull of Kintyre. The canal was also used by the domestic steamers running between Inverness, Glasgow and Oban.<br /> <br /> The photographer, Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.