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TITLE
Caledonian Canal: Locks at Fort Augustus Coffer Dam, 1983
EXTERNAL ID
PC_ERNESTCOOK_021
PLACENAME
Fort Augustus
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Boleskine and Abertarff
DATE OF IMAGE
21 December 1983
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Ernest Cooke
SOURCE
Ernest Cooke
ASSET ID
22436
KEYWORDS
refurbishment
repairs
construction
Caledonian Canal
canal
Fort Augustus
1984
1803
1822
Thomas Telford
locks
Coffer Dam
locks
lock
Caledonian Canal: Locks at Fort Augustus Coffer Dam, 1983

A photograph, taken on 21 December 1983, showing construction work being undertaken on the locks at Fort Augustus Coffer Dam.

The Caledonian Canal extends from Corpach, in the Great Glen near Fort William, 100 kilometres north-east to Inverness. Designed by the prolific Scottish engineer Thomas Telford, the canal was built between 1803 and 1822 at a cost of £840,000. Initially intended as trade route, today it is mainly travelled by pleasure crafts.

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Caledonian Canal: Locks at Fort Augustus Coffer Dam, 1983

INVERNESS: Boleskine and Abertarff

1980s

refurbishment; repairs; construction; Caledonian Canal; canal; Fort Augustus; 1984; 1803; 1822; Thomas Telford; locks; Coffer Dam; locks; lock

Ernest Cooke

Caledonian Canal Refurbishment, 1984

A photograph, taken on 21 December 1983, showing construction work being undertaken on the locks at Fort Augustus Coffer Dam. <br /> <br /> The Caledonian Canal extends from Corpach, in the Great Glen near Fort William, 100 kilometres north-east to Inverness. Designed by the prolific Scottish engineer Thomas Telford, the canal was built between 1803 and 1822 at a cost of £840,000. Initially intended as trade route, today it is mainly travelled by pleasure crafts.