Harton Hall in Dundee Harbour

"Harton Hall" in Dundee Harbour - Ref: WC0834

This photograph by the Dundee amateur, Alexander Wilson, is most likely miscaptioned. There is no "Harton Hall" listed in Lloyd's Register at that time, but a ship called "Hutton Hall" visited Dundee on at least three occasions.

Built by W. H. Potter and Sons of Liverpool in 1884 for the Hall Shipping Co., of Liverpool, the iron three-masted full-rigged ship measured 277 feet in length and had a gross tonnage of 2052.

"Hutton Hall" is seen here on the north side of Dundee Harbour's Victoria Dock nine days after her arrival from Calcutta, the voyage having lasted 114 days. She brought 15, 536 bales of raw jute to be processed in the city's mills.

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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