South Alloa Ferry, Hope, at Bremner's Pier, North Alloa

Maker
Unknown
Production date
Circa 1930
Description
The car ferry has a substantial mast and a tall thin funnel. It is boarded by a side ramp. The Admiralty type anchor is not stowed away suggesting it was in frequent use. A lorry is about to drive on to the ferry.
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Department
Maker
Production date
Circa 1930
Subject person
Subject notes
The steam-powered ferry looks old at the time the photograph was taken (it was built at Kelliebank Shipyard, Alloa, in 1905). It had no turntable, requiring drivers to manoeuvre carefully during loading and unloading. It ran from South Alloa to North Alloa.

The lowest road bridge over the River Forth at this time was at Stirling. There was another car ferry between South and North Queensferry. The South Alloa ferry was replaced by the road bridge at Kincardine in 1936.
Accession number
P13877

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