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TITLE
Sketch of Fortrose Harbour and landing pier
EXTERNAL ID
ROMGH_PA_94_178
PLACENAME
Fortrose
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Rosemarkie
PERIOD
1880s
SOURCE
Groam House Museum
ASSET ID
39241
KEYWORDS
ships
harbours
Sketch of Fortrose Harbour and landing pier

Seen here is a sketch of Fortrose Harbour and landing pier dating from about 1880. The sandstone tidal harbour was built by Thomas Telford in 1817 at a cost of £4,000. Some of this money came from the residual funds of the Commissioners of the Forfeited Estates. The wooden pier was added in 1879 but had disappeared by the middle of the twentieth century.

In the later 19th century, an annual regatta was held in Fortrose Bay during August, with sailing, rowing and swimming competitions. The Chanonry Boating Club developed from these regattas until suspending its operations at the start of World War I.

The club was revived in 1956 under the name 'Chanonry Sailing Club'. Today it is an active club with a mixture of dinghies and cruisers and a busy calendar of events.


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Sketch of Fortrose Harbour and landing pier

ROSS: Rosemarkie

1880s

ships; harbours

Groam House Museum

Groam House Museum Photographic Collection

Seen here is a sketch of Fortrose Harbour and landing pier dating from about 1880. The sandstone tidal harbour was built by Thomas Telford in 1817 at a cost of £4,000. Some of this money came from the residual funds of the Commissioners of the Forfeited Estates. The wooden pier was added in 1879 but had disappeared by the middle of the twentieth century.<br /> <br /> In the later 19th century, an annual regatta was held in Fortrose Bay during August, with sailing, rowing and swimming competitions. The Chanonry Boating Club developed from these regattas until suspending its operations at the start of World War I.<br /> <br /> The club was revived in 1956 under the name 'Chanonry Sailing Club'. Today it is an active club with a mixture of dinghies and cruisers and a busy calendar of events. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase. For further information about purchasing and prices please email <a href="mailto: admin@groamhouse.org.uk">Groam House Museum</a>