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Horses being loaded up for manoeuvres

 

Postcard

The old paddle steamer "William Muir"  -  loading horses at Granton

Post card of horses being loaded at Granton Harbour for manoueuvres

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Postcard (back)

Message on the back of a postcard of horses being loaded at Granton Harbour for manoeuvres

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Paddle Steamer - "William Muir" -  at Granton Harbour

Horses being loaded up for manoeuvres

This postcard  shows the old paddle steamer, William Muir, at Granton Harbour.  This postcard was posted on 14 July 1905.
[The photographer and publisher are not named.]

The postcard contains an interesting message:

-  The first line of the message appears to be the next move in a game of chess.

-  The rest of the message reads:

"Ferry boat at Granton, horses being loaded up for manoeuvres.

 Went to Tantallon Castle yesterday.  T.L.W."

The "William Muir" underwent a complete refurbishment in 1910, during which one of its two funnels was removed.

Here is a view of the "William Muir"  with a single funnel, taken at Burntisland probably around 1910.

Postcard by Valentine  -  The ferry SS William Muir at Burntisland, following its refurbishment

 

Paddle Steamer

"William Muir"

"William Muir" - Further details

[With acknowledgement to Walter Lyle Hume]

 

 

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