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TITLE
Oban Bay
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_348_P090
PLACENAME
Oban Bay
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kilmore and Kilbride
DATE OF IMAGE
1791
PERIOD
1790s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31085
KEYWORDS
Oban
Oban Bay
bays
ships
steamers
ports
fishing
sailing
harbours
Oban Bay

In the 18th century Oban was a small fishing and trading village. With the coming of the Victorian steamers to the port and the railway to the town, Oban grew to become the principal town in the district of Argyll. Oban Bay became the main port of departure for the Western Isles and a regular stopping-off port for steamers going from Inverness to Glasgow through the Caledonian and Crinan Canals. The Bay's importance as a harbour comes from the fact that it is sheltered from all but the most severe weather by the island of Kerrera.

This illustration is taken from 'Prospects and Observations on a Tour in England and Scotland' by Thomas Newte

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Oban Bay

ARGYLL: Kilmore and Kilbride

1790s

Oban; Oban Bay; bays; ships; steamers; ports; fishing; sailing; harbours

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

In the 18th century Oban was a small fishing and trading village. With the coming of the Victorian steamers to the port and the railway to the town, Oban grew to become the principal town in the district of Argyll. Oban Bay became the main port of departure for the Western Isles and a regular stopping-off port for steamers going from Inverness to Glasgow through the Caledonian and Crinan Canals. The Bay's importance as a harbour comes from the fact that it is sheltered from all but the most severe weather by the island of Kerrera.<br /> <br /> This illustration is taken from 'Prospects and Observations on a Tour in England and Scotland' by Thomas Newte