Fairweather in Dundee Harbour

"Fairweather" in Dundee Harbour - Ref: WC0822

This photograph by Alexander Wilson shows the tug "Fairweather" towing an unidentified brig-rigged sailing ship into the Tidal Harbour of Dundee at the approach to the King William Dock (one of three in the city at that time).

The "Fairweather", a wooden paddle steam tug, is listed in the Dundee Yearbook of 1888 as having been sold to an Aberdeen company that year.

May 1888 was a busy year for the harbour. As well as three large jute carriers arriving on the 19th, three smaller ships had brought flax and timber from Riga and other Baltic ports.

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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