Photos of Dunglass Castle

Henry Bell - Steamship Pioneer by Roy Tait

This obelisk stands in the grounds of the ruinous Dunglass Castle and was erected in 1838 to commemorate Scottish Engineer <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Bell_(engineer)" rel="nofollow">Henry Bell</a> (1767-1830).

In August 1812 Bell introduced the first commercial steamship service in Europe using his 30-ton steam driven paddle steamer 'Comet'.

This photograph was taken a few days before the 200th anniversary of Comet's first passenger sailing. The obelisk is in need of some Tender Loving Care. Perhaps before the 250th anniversary?
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