Kirkcudbrightshire in Dundee Harbour

"Kirkcudbrightshire" in Dundee Harbour - Ref: WC0845

This Alexander Wilson photograph shows the "Kirkcudbrightshire", an iron three masted full-rigged sailing ship in Dundee Harbour. She arrived on 6th April 1889, having sailed from Calcutta on 24th December 1888.

She had a gross tonnage of 1582 and was 250 feet in length. She was built by Russell and Co., Greenock, for Thomas Low and Co., of Glasgow, in 1884, to be one of his fleet of 27 sailing vessels.

The painting stage visible alongside the "Kirkcudbrightshire" shows that she was undergoing repairs and re-painting work after the voyage. This was standard procedure - the round trip taking almost eight months.

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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