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Firth of Forth 25.9 ʘ Of the Forth and Clyde Canal & has been not a little augmented by the introduction and the progressively improving application of the propelling power of Steam, Navigable to Stirling only for vessels of 80 or 100 tons, it might easily, by means of Side-locks or a deep Straight Cut along the locality of its "links", be made to carry to that town vessels of most of the classes which enter it from the Sea. - On both Shores, from Borrowstonness downwards, are numerous Salt-works : and along the coasts, as well as inland near the banks of the river, are vast repositories
of coal, limestone, and iron-stone, and these along with extensive and multitudinous fisheries attract a very numerous Sort of vessels. The firth abounds with white fish of all kinds, and is ploughed by fleets of fishing-boats, from Newhaven Fisherrow and other fishing villages, procuring Supplies for the daily markets of Edinburgh, and for the markets of other towns. - At Stirling Alloa, Kincardine and numerous other places, are valuable fisheries of salmon. An annual shoal of herring generally visits the firth, and in Some Years, has yielded prodidgous produce: but its fish are estimated contd. [continued] ʘ

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