The History of Leith

May 23, 2012

The North of Scotland steamers

The transference of the
North of Scotland steamers from Granton to
Leith, and this change has proved monetarily
advantageous, not only to the Commission, but to
the majority of the shippers and passengers, and a
special berth was assigned at the entrance of the
Prince of Wales’s Dock for the Aberdeen steamers,
so that they sail even after high water. Besides
the usual consignments of sheep, cattle, and ponies,
vast quantities of herrings, in barrel, are brought to
Leith, generally for re-shipment to the Continent of
Europe.

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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