Crinan Canal - The Shipping Cut Canal, by Guthrie Hutton
Published by Stenlake in 2009, 48 pages. Rectangular Paperback - 17cm by 24cm (N4133P2)
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Work on the Crinan Canal began in 1794 but the project was beset by financial and engineering problems and quickly had to be bailed out by the Government. After this uncertain start was overcome, however, and once some structural difficulties were addressed, traffic levels gradually increased until in 1847 Queen Victoria travelled along the canal on her way to a holiday in the Highlands. Following her patronage the canal became part of what tourist promoters billed as 'The Royal Route'. The short but scenic canal has been popular with tourists ever since, and as commercial traffic dwindled in the first half of the twentieth century, yachts and pleasure cruisers replaced the fishing boats and puffers.
This book provides a fascinating pcitorial history of the canal, following its route from Crinan to Ardrishaig, and it is packed full with lots of black and white photographs that feature both canal life and some of the small communities that once lay alongside it
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