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TITLE
Barque 'Sverre', Muirton basin, Caledonian Canal, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_020
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1895
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11062
KEYWORDS
Caledonian Canal
Thomas Telford
minesweepers
war
barques
Barque 'Sverre', Muirton basin, Caledonian Canal, Inverness

The barque 'Sverre', tied up in the Muirton Basin, Caledonian Canal, Inverness, 1895.

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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Barque 'Sverre', Muirton basin, Caledonian Canal, Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1890s

Caledonian Canal; Thomas Telford; minesweepers; war; barques

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Joseph Cook Collection

The barque 'Sverre', tied up in the Muirton Basin, Caledonian Canal, Inverness, 1895.<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.