Aerial View -
Reproduced with acknowledgement to
John Dinwoodie, Granton, Edinburgh.
& Campbell Harper Studios Ltd
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Granton Middle Pier
Thank you to John Dinwoodie, Granton, Edinburgh for providing
this aerial view of Middle Pier Granton. The photo comes
from the studios of Robb & Campbell Harper when they were based at
Muirhouse Mansion, Marine Drive, Granton (1975-83).
John believes that it was probably around 1978 when Mr Robb of
Robb & Campbell Harper, a friend of the family, gave him a copy of
this photo to hang in his office. Perhaps you can identify features of the photo that
will enable it to be dated even more precisely.
The large slipway on the eastern side of the breakwater can be
seen in the extreme, upper right corner of the photo. A new
Clubhouse for the Royal Forth Yacht Club's has now been built near
the top of this slipway (out of picture on the right).
Dinwoodie's 'Loft' with the railway lines passing through
it is in the photo. It is the squarish building with
sunlight on the roof (top right in the photo) near the lower end
of the slipway.
John Dinwoodie tells me that this photo shows the Liston / Boyd
fleet of trawlers.
The new circular headquarters for the Pilot Boats, near the end
of Central Pier had not yet been built when this photo was taken.
Please click here to read a little of the
history of Granton Harbour and some
recollections of Granton Middle Pier
Acknowledgement: John Dinwoodie, Granton,
Edinburgh: April 6, 2009
Thank you Walter Lyle Hume, now living in Cowes, Isle of Wight
who wrote to tell me that he recognised the three side-winder
trawlers and three stern trawlers.
"They are likely to be:
- Arctic Challenger (GN22)
- Arctic Crusader (LH233)
- Arctic Reiver (GN23)"
Walter Lyle Hume, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England:
April 7, 2009