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Argyle in Dundee Docks

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"Argyle" in Dundee Docks - Ref: WC0769

68 feet long and with a nine-foot beam, the "Argyle", described in contemporary reports as a "smooth-water excursion boat", came into service in 1890, bought from a company in Glasgow.

She was one of eight boats owned by Captain David Edwards, who seems to have been a rather colourful character - one of his rivals cut his mooring ropes with an axe when Edwards refused to allow him to berth.

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Argyle in Dundee Docks

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"Argyle" in Dundee Docks - Ref: WC0770

This pleasure steamer was built on the Clyde, but was commanded by Captain David Edwards for the Dundee and Perth Steamboat Company for 14 years. She was licenced to carry 700 passengers and replaced the formerly very successful Lass O' Gowrie.

The Piper O' Dundee of 24th July 1895 lists sailings of the "Argyle" during the Dundee Holidays, which included mainly Newburgh (on the south side of the River Tay towards Perth), but also Montrose, the Bell Rock and the East Neuk. No prices are given.

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Royal Arch, Dundee

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Royal Arch, Dundee - Ref: WC0555

This photograph shows The Royal Arch, a monument erected in 1848 to celebrate a visit by the Queen four years previously, the first by a monarch since the 17th century. Designed by Rochhead of Glasgow, it cost £2270.

Described as a 'splendid triumphal arch, 80 feet across' and 'in the Norman style', the structure was demolished in early 1964 to make way for the approach roads to the Tay Road Bridge. It finally fell on 16th March - when it was dynamited.

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