Corpach Basin

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Place

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Corpach Basin

Opened on the Caledonian Canal.

Description

This is the canal basin at the south west end of the Caledonian Canal where the canal enters the north end of Loch Linnhe where it joins Loch Eil, which continues west.

Corpach station is just to the north. The access road for the basin crosses the railway by a level crossing just to the west of the station.

In the Great War this was a transshipment point where partly assembled mines shipped from the USA over the Atlantic were transferred to Royal Navy operated barges and taken north to Muirtown Basin, Inverness, for the completion of the assembly at US Naval Base 18 before being taken back to sea for use in the Northern Barrage, a minefield laid out between northern Scotland and Norway.

(A similar movement of mines was between Kyle of Lochalsh to US Naval Base 17 near Invergordon.)

Tags

Canal basin basin