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TITLE
'Margaret Reid', Caledonian Canal, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_016
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1910s; 1920s
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11058
KEYWORDS
Inverness
Muirton Basin
schooners
Caledonian Canal
transport
Thomas Telford
'Margaret Reid', Caledonian Canal, Inverness

The barque 'Margaret Reid' moored in the Muirton Basin, Caledonian Canal, Inverness.

Muirton Basin was originally planned by Thomas Telford to be a second harbour for Inverness. It never reached its potential, however, because ships were rapidly increasing in size and could no longer fit in it. During the World War I a US naval base was established in the basin. Mines were brought across the Atlantic, up through the Caledonian Canal from Corpach, Fort William and into Muirton Basin. Minesweepers were then able to load up with mines and lay the Northern Barrage between Orkney and Norway


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'Margaret Reid', Caledonian Canal, Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1910s; 1920s

Inverness; Muirton Basin; schooners; Caledonian Canal; transport; Thomas Telford

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Joseph Cook Collection

The barque 'Margaret Reid' moored in the Muirton Basin, Caledonian Canal, Inverness.<br /> <br /> Muirton Basin was originally planned by Thomas Telford to be a second harbour for Inverness. It never reached its potential, however, because ships were rapidly increasing in size and could no longer fit in it. During the World War I a US naval base was established in the basin. Mines were brought across the Atlantic, up through the Caledonian Canal from Corpach, Fort William and into Muirton Basin. Minesweepers were then able to load up with mines and lay the Northern Barrage between Orkney and Norway <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.