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TITLE
PS Fusilier at Ardgour pier, c1920s
EXTERNAL ID
KIGHF_HF_16_4_017
PLACENAME
Ardgour
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Ardgour
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
19577
KEYWORDS
ferries
steamers
paddle steamers
cars
vehicles
piers
PS Fusilier at Ardgour pier, c1920s

The "Fusilier" was built by J McArthur at Paisley and was launched in April 1888.

The pier is close to the Corran narrows and for some years it was one of the calling points in MacBrayne’s summer tours, as featured in their red-covered “Royal Route” booklet. In the 1920s the "Fusilier" was the regular ship on the Oban – Ballachulish – Ardgour - Fort William route. The ‘bullnose’ Morris Oxford dates the photo to later than 1918. The position of the steamer’s bridge aft of the funnel dates it to earlier than 1926 – in that year it was placed forward of the funnel. She was eventually scrapped in 1938.

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PS Fusilier at Ardgour pier, c1920s

ARGYLL: Ardgour

1920s

ferries; steamers; paddle steamers; cars; vehicles; piers

Highland Folk Museum

Highland Folk Museum Photographic Collection

The "Fusilier" was built by J McArthur at Paisley and was launched in April 1888.<br /> <br /> The pier is close to the Corran narrows and for some years it was one of the calling points in MacBrayne’s summer tours, as featured in their red-covered “Royal Route” booklet. In the 1920s the "Fusilier" was the regular ship on the Oban – Ballachulish – Ardgour - Fort William route. The ‘bullnose’ Morris Oxford dates the photo to later than 1918. The position of the steamer’s bridge aft of the funnel dates it to earlier than 1926 – in that year it was placed forward of the funnel. She was eventually scrapped in 1938.<br /> <br />