Pender Island Art Society
Pender Island Art Society

SS Gondolier in Caledonian Canal

'SS Gondolier in Caledonian Canal'

Artist: Malcolm Armstrong

Medium: Oil

Size: 16" x 20"

Price: $1000

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SS GONDOLIER in the Caledonian Canal

Built in 1866 for David MacBrayne, GONDOLIER was still operating on Loch Ness, Loch Lochy, Loch Linnhe and the Caledonian Canal in the 1930s. It was usual on these early steamers for the steering position to be unprotected from the weather and situated abaft (behind) the funnel; the bridge extended from one side paddle to the other.

Although she carried many life buoys, there was no regulation requiring adequate lifeboats.

Queen Victoria travelled on the GONDOLIER during her visit to Scotland in 1873.

Ben Nevis in the background is the highest mountain in Britain at 4408 feet.