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Ready to Go!

By lenocm
Boat loaded up and ready to go from McKay's Boatyard in Arbroath after being refurbished. Not sure what it is going to be used for because, as in V3, it has "doors" in the side which are well below the waterline. It is possibly destined for an exhibition or a museum.

P.S. After some research:

In 1816, the Forth and Clyde Canal Company authorised the development of an all-iron ship, and they quickly settled upon building a canal barge. In 1818, Thomas Wilson (17811873), was hired as the shipwright. The barge was to be 20 metres (66.5 ft.) long and narrow enough for the canal. The design called for iron sectionals to be riveted together with covering plates. Two blacksmiths were hired to construct the parts.
The Vulcan was built in Faskine, Airdrie, on the bank of the Monkland Canal, launched in May 1819 and carried passengers between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Later it was converted to a cargo handler and was sold for scrap in 1873. In 1988, a replica of the Vulcan was constructed in Glasgow and now resides at the Summerlee Heritage Park.

Tags: Photo journalism Boatyard Arbroath

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Ted447 Plus
3 151 1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2014 8:42AM
Nice set of images. Ted. GrinGrin

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User_Removed 11 386 2 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2014 10:42AM
Three excellent and very interesting captures.
ColleenA Plus
3 315 3 Australia
28 Mar 2014 10:57AM
Very interesting, a great informative set
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2014 11:55AM
Love V2, Excellent subject...
Green is my favorite colour as well... Grin
IB
29 Mar 2014 8:02AM
A great set of prints, I prefer V1 myself.

Ian

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