"I was also an
associate member of the Port of Leith Motor Boat Club in the
1960s and spent many happy days sailing
around the Forth.
I remember when
the club had use of a yard and slipway next to Coburg Street on the
Water of Leith (It would have been
opposite Hawthorns Yard.)
when the new lock gates were built at the entrance to the docks,
we had to vacate the yard as it was now non-tidal.
There was no way to navigate up the river
as it was 'permanent high water'."