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Firth of Forth Firth of Forth
Firth of Forth
Firth of Forth
Revd. [Reverend] John Ker
Mr. David Leighton Mr. R.W. Dorward
025.09 "The Firth of Forth is of most importance to navigation and Commerce. Above Queensferry it is, in every part one of the safest roadsteads in Britain. Inverkeithing bay, Burntislands roads, Leith roads, Elie roads, and various other localities, are places of Safe anchorage.- On the South Side the harbours are Grangemouth, Granton, Leith, Fisherrow and Dunbar. - Granton being the best on the firth, and Leith the most frequented,and the only one of much Commercial importance. - On the north side at most of the multitudinous towns and villages which sit upon the coast, are harbours Superior, in general, to those on the South Side, but less frequented,
the one at Burntisland being the best on the firth except that of Granton. -In early times the firth was regarded as of dangerous navigation, but though Shoally in various localities, and heaved
up by Sand banks, it is now - with the appliances of light-houses on Inch Keith and May Island, and of accurately drawn, and minute charts - So Signally Safe as to be hardly ever the Scene of a Shipwreck. - The amount of trade on its waters was materially increased by the opening . Continued

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