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Plan of the Forth and Clyde Canal at Maryhill

Plan of the Forth and Clyde Canal at Maryhill


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Plan of the Forth and Clyde Canal at Maryhill

Traced plan of the Forth and Clyde Canal from the Kelvin Aqueduct to Maryhill Road Aqueduct. The original plan is undated, but this tracing was done in 1896

Scottish Canals are in charge of the five canals in Scotland

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This print showcases a historic plan of the Forth and Clyde Canal at Maryhill, offering us a glimpse into Scotland's rich industrial past. The intricate details of this traced plan, dating back to 1896, provide an invaluable record of the canal's layout from the Kelvin Aqueduct to the Maryhill Road Aqueduct. As we delve into this image, we are transported back in time to an era when canals were vital lifelines for trade and transportation. The Forth and Clyde Canal played a crucial role in connecting Glasgow with other parts of Scotland, facilitating the movement of goods and fostering economic growth. The meticulousness with which this tracing was executed is truly commendable. Every curve, bend, lock chamber, and bridge is meticulously depicted on this plan. It serves as a testament to both engineering prowess and artistic skill. Beyond its historical significance lies another layer of intrigue—the absence of any mention regarding commercial use. This omission invites us to contemplate alternative purposes for such plans: perhaps they were used for educational or administrative reasons within Scottish Canals itself or even served as decorative pieces adorning office walls. Regardless of its original intent or current context, this print stands as a tangible link between our present-day world and Scotland's vibrant canal heritage—a reminder that progress often builds upon foundations laid by those who came before us.

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