1895 Print over 100 years old Ardrishaig The Steamer Columba at Ardrishaig Quay


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Old print photograph out of a book, the edition was dated 1895.

The page is over 100 years old and in very good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm, available also in just a gold frame, your choice.  RTC.186.

Entitled – Ardrishaig.

Below the picture an inscription read:  

Ardrishaig – One of the most popular of the Scottish steamer excursions is that from Glasgow to Oban, by way of the Kyles of Bute, Ardrishaig, and the Crinan Canal or Loch Awe; this is known as the “Columba route.”

Practically, the whole voyage is landlocked, or otherwise so sheltered as rarely to cause discomfort to tourists unaccustomed to the sea.

Moreover, the Columba and Iona,  which take the traveller as far as Ardrishaig, are superb boats, both in point of speed and in fittings.

The saloons are sumptuously furnished, and there is a hurricane deck for fine weather.

On board the Columba – which steamer is shown above – there is every convenience for passengers, including newspapers, books, a post-office, and an irreproachable cuisine.

The old and now disused church of Inverneil, and behind it Inverneil House, the fine residence of Captain D. Campbell, are passed on the left before entering Loch Gilp and reaching Ardrishaig, where the tourist leaves the Columba to be transferred by the Crinan Canal to the Oban boat.

Ardrishaig is the south-eastern terminus of the canal, and is a busy little village, surrounded by several villas, which have sprung up since the opening of the little water-way.

Opposite Ardrishaig is Kilmory Castle, the magnificent seat of Sir John Orde, Bart; and from the village a coach runs during the summer months (on the arrival of the steamer) to Ford, on Loch Awe, where another steamer conveys passengers to the head of the loch, joining there the Callander and Oban Railway.

The Ardrishaig Hotel will be found equal to all demands made upon it by tourists in this beautiful district.

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