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TITLE
Pier at Dores, by Loch Ness
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0105
PLACENAME
Dores
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Dores
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31995
KEYWORDS
piers
vessels
Caledonian Canal
postcards
Thomas Telford
loch
lochs
shore
Pier at Dores, by Loch Ness

This postcard shows a pier at Dores, by the shores of Loch Ness. When the Caledonian Canal opened in the 1820s, fishing boats, passenger vessels and cargo boats would daily travel along the length of Loch Ness. Victorian paddle steamers could often carry over 1000 passengers. As traffic increased on Loch Ness, several piers designed by Thomas Telford were built around the loch during the 19th century. Today, they are disused and gradually disappearing

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Pier at Dores, by Loch Ness

INVERNESS: Dores

1920s

piers; vessels; Caledonian Canal; postcards; Thomas Telford; loch; lochs; shore

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a pier at Dores, by the shores of Loch Ness. When the Caledonian Canal opened in the 1820s, fishing boats, passenger vessels and cargo boats would daily travel along the length of Loch Ness. Victorian paddle steamers could often carry over 1000 passengers. As traffic increased on Loch Ness, several piers designed by Thomas Telford were built around the loch during the 19th century. Today, they are disused and gradually disappearing