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TITLE
S.S. Gondolier entering canal locks at Fort Augustus
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0085
PLACENAME
Fort Augustus
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Boleskine and Abertarff
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31974
KEYWORDS
Gondolier
MacBraynes
MacBrayne's
paddle steamer
paddle steamers
canals
Admiralty
Scapa Flow
World War II
World War 2
2nd World War
Second World War
postcards
S.S. Gondolier entering canal locks at Fort Augustus

This postcard shows the S.S. Gondolier entering the Caledonian Canal locks at Fort Augustus. The 'Gondolier' was built in 1866 by J & G Thomson, for a partnership of David Hutcheson, Alexander Hutcheson and David MacBrayne. The partnership's fleet consisted of eight ocean-going paddle steamers and two track boats. The steam paddle boat 'Gondolier' was specifically designed for working in and out of canal locks and sailed along the entire length of the Caledonian Canal, on the Inverness to Banavie route.

She operated until 1939, when she was passed to the Admiralty, who dismantled the ship and sank her at Scapa Flow. This was in order to block the path of enemy shipping during World War II

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S.S. Gondolier entering canal locks at Fort Augustus

INVERNESS: Boleskine and Abertarff

1890s

Gondolier; MacBraynes; MacBrayne's; paddle steamer; paddle steamers; canals; Admiralty; Scapa Flow; World War II; World War 2; 2nd World War; Second World War; postcards

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This postcard shows the S.S. Gondolier entering the Caledonian Canal locks at Fort Augustus. The 'Gondolier' was built in 1866 by J & G Thomson, for a partnership of David Hutcheson, Alexander Hutcheson and David MacBrayne. The partnership's fleet consisted of eight ocean-going paddle steamers and two track boats. The steam paddle boat 'Gondolier' was specifically designed for working in and out of canal locks and sailed along the entire length of the Caledonian Canal, on the Inverness to Banavie route.<br /> <br /> She operated until 1939, when she was passed to the Admiralty, who dismantled the ship and sank her at Scapa Flow. This was in order to block the path of enemy shipping during World War II