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Houndbank

Unknown coaster photographied in Scotland, June 1987.
In my memory, this photo was taken from the train on the Forth Rail Bridge (Edinburg), but I can not find the place on Google Earth ...
Thanks for identification of the ship and ... place !
Regards, Yvon.

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She's the 'Houndbank', formerly used at BP's Hound Point terminal as a counter pollution vessel from 1975-1985. My Father was a partner in the firm that owned her.
I can't quite place the location though, it could well be on the North Queensferry side of the bridge, as the location is now covered with modern housing and the Deep Sea World sealife centre.
Photo an more details here: http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/147734/title/houndbank/cat/517
I've made an edit to the photo title for the moment.
 

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This one didn't stay unidentified for a long time !
Thank a lot Jim.
Regards, Yvon.
 

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Is that not the short jetty at North Queensferry, just upstream of the bridge as you comment Jim, I took a photo of an ex Admiralty launch on there in April if it's the same place.
 

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George,
I know the jetty you're referring to, but I'm pretty sure its not the same one as this pier this looks to be much shorter and more substantial than the one at North Queensferry (i.e. the one between the bridges next to the old ferry pier).
Having had a think about it I'm pretty sure this was taken near to where Deep Sea world is today, downstream (to the East) of the bridge.
The present day location as shown on Google Maps is here: http://maps.google.co.uk/?ie=UTF8&ll=56.009764,-3.390725&spn=0.00149,0.004823&t=h&z=18
If you look at what is marked as "Battery House Bed & Breakfast", that house seems to be a good match for the house in the above photo. The little inlet and 'harbour' walls also seem to match.
 

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