"Falkirk, Forth and Clyde Canal at Camelon"

Maker
Rapid Photo
Production date
Circa 1930s
Description
View looking west of the puffer Arab heading east out of lock 16 on the Forth and Clyde Canal at Camelon, Falkirk. The Arab is heavily laden with coal. The houses are on Canal Street. In the background, the bascule bridge is still in the raised position. Heavy industry can be seen in the distance at Port Downie.
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Department
Maker
Production date
Circa 1930s
Subject notes
The Arab would be drawing about 2.3m of water, nearly the maximum depth of the canal. Such heavily laden boats were said to be 'smelling the bottom'. The chimneys at Port Downie belong to iron and chemical works.
Accession number
P17064

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