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Connel Bridge

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Connel Ferry, a ferry, 1½ furlong wide, across the entrance of Loch Etive, in Argyllshire, on the line of road from Oban to Ballachulish. It is traversed by a tiny steamer, and has an inn on either shore, whilst on the southern is Connel Ferry station upon the Callander and Oban railway, 6 miles NE of Oban, under which there is a post office of Connel. The loch's channel, suddenly contracting here, is barred two-thirds across by rocks left bare to the height of 5 feet at low water, over which the ebbing tide pours in tumultuous cataract. These so-called Falls of Connel have been identified with Ossian's Falls of Lora.

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