Caledonian - The Monster Canal, by Guthrie Hutton
Published by Stenlake in 2009, 52 pages. Rectangular Paperback - 17cm by 24cm (N4135P2)
Brand New Book
Following the 'Great Glen', the massive geological fault that runs diagonally right across Scotland, the Caledonian Canal is a photographer’s paradise. Rich in spectacular scenery, ruined castles and romanticism and traversing Loch Ness, it is host to mainly tourist traffic today.
This book provides a fascinating pictorial history of the canal, and is packed full with black and white photographs that cover the period from the late 19th century to the late 20th century, charting the history of the canal through war time and peace with images of the fishing boats and paddle steamers which traversed it and its many locks.
The photographs include such sights as the steamer Mountaineer at the sea-lock jetty below Ben Nevis, the flight of locks known as Neptune’s Staircase at Banavie, Lockside entertainers such as Paddy of Laggan Locks and the short lived railway line from Spean Bridge to Fort Augustus, and many many more!
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