Ocean Mist, moored at The Shore on the

Water of Leith

November 2005

The cruise liner, Ocan Mist, moored on the Water of Leith at The Shore, Leith  -  November 2005

  Peter Stubbs.  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                        Photograph taken:  November 1, 2005

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   The cruise liner, Ocan Mist, moored on the Water of Leith at The Shore, Leith  -  November 2005

 

Water of Leith

Ocean Mist

Here, restoration of the cruise ship, Ocean Mist, latterly a floating restaurant, is nearing completion.  The ship is moored at on the Water of Leith at The Shore, Leith.

This photograph  was taken from Bernard Street Bridge across the Water of Leith, looking towards the entrance to Leith Docks.

In the background there are:

-  cranes and Victorian swing bridge in Leith Docks

-  new housing (light coloured) near the entrance to the docks

Malmaison Hotel (with flag), formerly the Sailors' Home

-  restaurants and other buildings at the northern end of The Shore.

Tower Place

Please click on the thumbnail image below to zoom-in to the apartments at Tower Place, in the centre of this picture:

Tower Place  -  New apartments  -  photographed November 2005

Recollections

1.

Richard Palmer

Murrayfield, Edinburgh

Ocean Mist

    The cruise liner, Ocan Mist, moored on the Water of Leith at The Shore, Leith  -  November 2005

Thank you to Richard Palmer who read about Ocean Mist, now moored on the Water of Leith at Leith, and wrote:

1960s

"My late father remembers, as a boy in the early-1960s, holidaying on the ship when it was Jack Hobbs' private yacht.

Hobbs, was the Canadian distiller who built the Great Glen Cattle Ranch in Fort William.

My grandfather, Charles Palmer, was factor of the ranch and a close friend of Hobbs until Hobbs' death in 1965.

The holidays would usually take the form of island cruises on the West Coast of Scotland.  These must have been wonderful when you consider the number of piers there were then."

Richard Palmer, Murrayfield, Edinburgh:  July 7, 2011

 

 

 

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