Engraving from Old & New Edinburgh - published 1890

Granton Harbour

Granton Harbour

on the Firth of Forth, three miles to North of Edinburgh 

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Granton Harbour

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Granton Harbour

Granton Harbour lies on the Firth of Forth, about a mile to the west of Newhaven, and three miles to the north of the centre of Edinburgh.  It was constructed to accommodate larger shipping than the small harbour at Newhaven could hold. 

Construction of the Central pier (running from lower left to centre on this engraving) commenced in November 1835. The railway opened a few years later.

It was from here to Burntisland in Fife that the first roll-on roll-off railway ferry in the world operated from around 1849.

Please scroll down this page to see a hand-coloured copy of this engraving.

Granton Harbour

Engraving from "Old & New Edinburgh"  -  Granton Harbour  -  hand coloured

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

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