The River Tay at Logierait

View of the River Tay at Logierait showing the bridge and the ferry.

 

Logierait was one of the ferry locations between Dunkeld and Kenmore. It was not always easy to ferry across at this point and there is an 18th century description of how a ferryman at Logierait had to row standing in the stern of the boat like a punter. The twin hulled boat in this photograph was driven by a chain and continued to run alongside the iron railway bridge which was built in 1888 at a cost of £2,800. The winding mechanism for propelling the ferry is visible to the left of the track to the landing stages. When the boat moves across, it does so broadside to the water.

  • Material/Medium: n/a
  • Date: c.1903
  • Creator: Wood & Son Printers, Perth, purchased from Wylie, Keir Street
  • Accession number: W0226
  • Category: Photography
  • Subject: Logierait,Perthshire,Scotland,River Tay,ferry,railway bridge