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The Kessock Ferry boat, known as the 'Eilean Dubh'

The Kessock Ferry boat, known as the 'Eilean Dubh'

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LOCATION: Inverness
PERIOD: 1950s
OLD COUNTY/PARISH: INVERNESS:Inverness and Bona
CONTRIBUTOR: Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
COLLECTION NAME: David Whyte
CREATOR: David Whyte Studio
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The Kessock Ferry boat, the 'Eilean Dubh'.

The Kessock Ferry was an ancient water route between Inverness and the Black Isle. It was frequently used by the local farming community, wishing to sell their produce in Inverness.

The 'Eilean Dubh' was the first purpose-built vehicle ferry to travel the water route, being capable of carrying up to eight cars. Passengers could seek shelter from the sea spray in a small inside cabin. In 1967 the 'Eliean Dubh' was replaced by a much larger ferry boat, the 'Rosehaugh' and was only retained as a relief vessel, when the newer ferry boat went out-of-service. After the disabling of the Kessock Ferry in 1982, the 'Eilean Dubh' was used as a tender for oil rigs moored in the Cromarty Firth for service and repair



IDENTIFIER: PAW18784J

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