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TITLE
Schooners blocking Caledonian Canal, 1881
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_REVHENDERSON_24
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1980s; 1990s
CREATOR
Reverend Derek Henderson
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
2206
KEYWORDS
slide shows
photographer
photographers
canals
locks
audio

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Joseph Cook was a popular Inverness speaker who collected photographs on many subjects to illustrate his talks. In this audio extract, taken from a recorded slide show, the Reverend Derek Henderson of Inverness discusses one of Mr. Cook's images.

'In 1880s, the only link really worthwhile speaking about, between east and west, was the Caledonian Canal; that was its purpose. So you can imagine what happened to the transport from the Beauly Firth - this is at Clachnaharry at the sea lock coming in from the Firth - these two boats jammed and they were there for three weeks before they could get them unjammed. But what I find rather tickling is that the one boat was known as the 'Regent'; the other one was called the 'Progress' [Laughter]

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Schooners blocking Caledonian Canal, 1881

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1980s; 1990s

slide shows; photographer; photographers; canals; locks; audio

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Bill Sinclair Audio: Rev. Henderson on Joseph Cook

Joseph Cook was a popular Inverness speaker who collected photographs on many subjects to illustrate his talks. In this audio extract, taken from a recorded slide show, the Reverend Derek Henderson of Inverness discusses one of Mr. Cook's images.<br /> <br /> 'In 1880s, the only link really worthwhile speaking about, between east and west, was the Caledonian Canal; that was its purpose. So you can imagine what happened to the transport from the Beauly Firth - this is at Clachnaharry at the sea lock coming in from the Firth - these two boats jammed and they were there for three weeks before they could get them unjammed. But what I find rather tickling is that the one boat was known as the 'Regent'; the other one was called the 'Progress' [Laughter]