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Fairweather in Dundee Harbour

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"Fairweather" in Dundee Harbour - Ref: WC0822

This photograph by Alexander Wilson shows the tug "Fairweather" towing an unidentified brig-rigged sailing ship into the Tidal Harbour of Dundee at the approach to the King William Dock (one of three in the city at that time).

The "Fairweather", a wooden paddle steam tug, is listed in the Dundee Yearbook of 1888 as having been sold to an Aberdeen company that year.

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Fairweather in Dundee Harbour

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"Fairweather" in Dundee Harbour - Ref: WC0823

The "Fairweather" is the tug at the foreground of this photograph by the Dundee-based amateur Alexander Wilson. The brig-rigged sailing ship she is towing into Dundee's Tidal Harbour at the King William Dock entry is unidentified.

The Dundee Yearbook of 1888 lists the "Fairweather" as a 14 ton (register) wooden paddle steam tug, and adds that she was sold that year to an Aberdeen company.

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Cressy in Dundee Docks

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"Cressy" in Dundee Docks - Ref:WC0802

This photograph by Alexander Wilson shows a ship which arrived in Dundee as the "H. M. S. Unicorn" on 8th November 1873 to replace the Royal Navy Reserve's "Brilliant", which was refitted at Dundee and towed to Inverness.

The name was changed to "Cressy" in 1941 when a new "Unicorn" was launched at Belfast. The original Unicorn was built at Chatham in 1824 as a double-decked frigate with 44 guns and a registered weight of 1084 tons.

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Crona in Dundee Docks

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"Crona" in Dundee Docks - Ref: WC 0803

It appears that the original caption for this Alexander Wilson photograph is inaccurate and the vessel in question was the "Croma".

She was built by J. L. Thompson and Co., of Sutherland, in 1883 from Croma Ship Co., Ltd., managed by Dent and Co., of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

With a gross tonnage of 3187, she was one of the larger ships to visit the port of Dundee, and she was 330.3 feet in length. No record has thus far been found for such a visit.

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Cressy in Dundee Docks

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"Cressy" in Dundee Docks - Ref: WC0800

The original caption is slightly confusing as the vessel shown in this Alexander Wilson photograph was only renamed from H. M. S. Unicorn in 1941. The "Unicorn" arrived at Dundee on 8th November 1873 to replace the Royal Navy Reserve's "Brilliant".

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Cathedral, St Andrews

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Cathedral, St Andrews - Ref: WC4275

Religion has been practised in this part of Fife since the 6th/7th century. Three legends tell the tale of how St Andrew's bones are purported to have arrived in Fife.

It was in 1107 that something like harmony began to grow between the Catholic Bishops and The Culdees (maybe monks of St Columbus) and the cathedral began to take shape.

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West Port, St Andrews

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West Port, St Andrews - Ref: WC4276


Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.

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Education, Dundee

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Education, Dundee - Ref: WC4299


Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.

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Royal Arch, Dundee

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Royal Arch, Dundee - Ref: WC4300


Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.

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Royal Arch, Dundee

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Royal Arch, Dundee - Ref: WC4302


Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.

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