The History of Leith

May 5, 2007

The ‘Clarence’ of 800 Tons, leaving for Leith

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Repro ID: PY8846
Description: The vessels shown are the ‘Clarence’ of 800 Tons, leaving for Leith, the ‘Leith’ of 1000 tons arriving from Leith, and the ‘Columbine’ of 500 tons arriving from Rotterdam with the mail. The General Steam Navigation Company, founded in 1824 specialised in links with British and north European ports.
Creator: William John Huggins (1781-1845) and Edward Duncan (engraver)
Date: 1840
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London

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