Legendary Leith Smacks

Start : 
23 Nov 2011 - 12:00
End : 
23 Nov 2011 - 15:00
Type: 
Talk
Location: 

Trinity House Maritime Museum
99 Kirkgate
Leith

Every hour from 12.00 - 3.00.

As part of Previously ... Scotland's History Festival
www.historyfest.co.uk.

Prior to the arrival of the railway, the Port of Leith was Scotland’s international arrivals and departure lounge. Anyone who entered or exited, and who didn’t fancy the hair raising trip by overland coach, used the far more luxurious Leith Smack, a beautiful little vessel designed to carry her passengers to London in comfort and as much safety as a seagoing vessels would allow!

Join Dr Eric Graham for a short talk on some of the less well known elements of Leith’s vital maritime past. Each slot is limited to 20 places so booking is essential.

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