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TITLE
PS Gondolier at Foyers pier, Loch Ness, in 1888
EXTERNAL ID
KIGHF_HF_11_24_002
PLACENAME
Foyers
DATE OF IMAGE
1888
PERIOD
1880s
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
42572
KEYWORDS
boats
ferries
piers
ferry boats
paddle steamers
PS Gondolier at Foyers pier, Loch Ness, in 1888

The Gondolier served on the Caledonian Canal between Inverness and Banavie for seventy three years. She was built in 1866 by J & G Thomson at Govan, sailing firstly for David Hutcheson & Co and latterly for David MacBrayne. Originally fitted with twin cylinder oscillating engines and two locomotive boilers, she received a 1902 haystack boiler from the old Grenadier in 1930, after the latter boat was broken up. When she was withdrawn at the end of the 1939 season she was taken over by the Admiralty and her engines, boiler, sponsons, paddle boxes and saloons were removed. She was then taken to Scapa Flow and sunk as a blockage to enemy shipping.

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PS Gondolier at Foyers pier, Loch Ness, in 1888

1880s

boats; ferries; piers; ferry boats; paddle steamers

Highland Folk Museum

Highland Folk Museum Photographic Collection

The Gondolier served on the Caledonian Canal between Inverness and Banavie for seventy three years. She was built in 1866 by J & G Thomson at Govan, sailing firstly for David Hutcheson & Co and latterly for David MacBrayne. Originally fitted with twin cylinder oscillating engines and two locomotive boilers, she received a 1902 haystack boiler from the old Grenadier in 1930, after the latter boat was broken up. When she was withdrawn at the end of the 1939 season she was taken over by the Admiralty and her engines, boiler, sponsons, paddle boxes and saloons were removed. She was then taken to Scapa Flow and sunk as a blockage to enemy shipping.