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ioONAWE is a small scattered viliagt-, on the
river Awe ; 122 miles N.w. of Edinburgh, 80 n.w. of
Glasgow, 12 E. of Oban, and 20 n. of Inverary by
Port Sonachan ferry— but round the head of Loch Awe
by Dalmally, avoiding the ferry, it is 30 miles. Tlie
Lorn Furnace Compduy have an establishment here
for making pig iron : the ore is of a peculiar kind,
imported by thecompany from thedistrict of Furness,
in Lancashire; and is smelted entirely with charcoal,
made in the neighbourhood from the timber produced
on a large tract of country held by the company on a
lot)g lease: it is said to be the only furnace in Scot-
land heated solely by charcoal, and the iron is con-
sidered equal to any smelted in the kingdom. The
company employ about 300 men in connexion with
their works. Bonawe is also much celebrated for its
salmon fishery, which affords employment to a consi-
derable number of people in the fishing season ; large
quaiuities of the fish are sent fresh, in boxes, to Glas-
gow, and other parts of Scotland— as well as pickled,
sealed in jars, and kits or firkins, for the London
market. The church, which was erected in 1827-8,
stands about half a mile above the iron-furnace, near
the road to Inverary, where is also the parish school,
the funds for building both having been supplied by
the munificence of General D. Campbell, of Lochnell.
Near the church is tbeTaynuilt Inn, a comfortable and
convenient house, between Inverary and Oban; and
at Ardchattan, about four miles n.w. on the opposite
side of Loch Etive, stand the remains of an ancient
priory of the benedictines ; the venerable mansion of
Robert Cam;)bell, Esq., of Ardchattan, is situate on a
part of the site of the priory, and the property has
been in uninterrupted possession of his family since
they received it from James VI. A new church was
completed at Ardchattan in 1836, containing about 400
sittings, at an expense to the heritors of about 1,000/.
The objects that most forcibly strike the attention here
are Loch Etive and Ben Cruachan : the latter, with
his broad shoulders, rearing his blunt-pointed summit
nearly 3,400 feet above the salt water that laves his
foot. It is about five miles from the Taynuilt Inn to
the top of this stupendous eminence; and, although
the journey is somewhat fatiguing, the view obtained
from the serial height will amply reward the tourist
for the trouble of ascending.
POST OFFICE, Bonawe, William White, Post Master.— Letters from Edinburgh, Glasgow,
Inverary, &c. arrive (by mail cart) eveiy evening at half-past five, and are despatched every morning at
half-past six. — Letters from Oban, Mull, &c. arrive every morning at half-past six, and are despatched every
evening at half-past five. — Letters fiom Inverness, Fort William, Appin, &c. arrive (by foot post) every
morning at half- past six, and are despatched every evening at half-past five.
INNKEEPER tt PUBLICANS. M'Intyre Nicol, Blarcreen
.Dove Dugald, Taynuilt Inn (& post-
Campbell Alexander, esq. of Mon-
zie, Inverawe
Campbell Sir Duncan, bart. of Bar-
Campbell James Archibald, esq. of
New Inverawe
Campbell Robert.esq.of Ardchattan
FraserRev. Hugh,Ardchattan manse
Fraser Rev. William, Kilichrenan
Macalister Keith Rlacdonald, esq.
of Inistrynish
M'latyreCapt. Andrew, Kilmaronaig
M'VeanRev.Peter,Muckairn manse
Blair Malcolm (assemblies') Barcal-
dine [nell
Campbell Colin (assemblies') Loch-
M'Callum Archibald (parochial),
Ardchattan [levan
M'Donald Duncan (societies'), Ach-
M'llrish Dugald (parochial), Muck-
aim [renan
M'Tavish Peter (parochial), Kilich-
house), Taynuilt
M'Callam Donald (and ferryman),
Comielferry South
M'Fayden Lachlan (and ferryman),
Connelferry North
M'Kichan James, New Selma
M'Lean John, Stonfield
Lorn Furnace Comfy. Bonawe —
Alexander Kelly, manager
Clark Duncan, Glenlonan
Fletcher Angus, Fannus
M'Diarmid Archibald, Ardmaddy
M'Dougall Dugald, Glenlonan
M'Dougall Duncan, Glenlonan
M'Gregor Donald Glenlonan
M'Innes John, Culnadalluch
M'Intyre Andrew, Larachban
M'lntyie Donald, Glenlonan
M'Intyre John, Glenlonan
M'Lachlan Duncan, Inverliver
M'Lean John, Stonfield
M'Vean John & Archibald, Achairn
Sinclair Duncan, Glenoe [rioe
Sinclair Duncan Macdiarmid, Gle-
Stewart James, Achnaba
Turner Donald, Achnaciishin
BoNAWE Salmon Fishery, Thos.
Hope, manager [Bonawe
M'Callam Alexander, cartvvright,
M'Gregor Archbd. smith, Bonawe
M'Gregor Malcolm, smith, luver-
Morisou James, smith, Bonawe
Wilson John, shopkeeper, Bonawe
To INVERARY, the Art/yle TeUgraph
(from Oban) calls at tbe Taynuilt Inn,
everymorning (Sun. ex^ at half-past 11.
To OBAN, the Argyle Telegraph (from
Inverary) call at the Taynuilt Inn,
every afternoon (Sun. ex.) at half-past 3-
'I^AMPBELTOWN is a royal burgh and sea port,
144 miles w. by s. of Edinburgh, and 100 s.w. of Glas-
gow, by sea, but by land the distance to either city is
greater by 36 miles; 73 .s.s.w. of Inverary, 37 s. of
Tarbert.and 10 n. of Southend ; beautifully situate on
a fine bay or inlet of the sea. It is a place of great
antiquity; Fergus, the first King of Scotland, having
fixed his rcteidence here in the beginning of the fifth
century, and it continued the seat of his successors
till 843 ; it was then called Dalruadhain, and a place
on the north side of the present town is still known
by that tiame, now written Z)a/orMa«; but the apel-
lation formerly applied to the site of modern Campbel-
town was Ceann-Loch {i.e. the 'head of the loch'),
by which name the country people still designate the
town in Gaelic ; the present name was given it in
honour of the Duke of Argyle, when it is was n)ade a
royal burgh, in 1701. It is sheltered on the north
and south sides by lofty mountains, and has one of the
safest harbours in the Western Highlands, possessing
a depth of from three to fifteen fathoms at low water.
The haven is spacious, being nearly two miles in length
by one in breadth, and protected at its mouth by the
isle of Devar, which is joined to the main land on the
soutli side by a bar of sand, visible at low water, nearly
half a mile long — the entrance to the bay being from
the north. There is a small lighthouse, with a brilliant
light, on the south eastern shore, opposite to the en-
trance, erected in 1821, and supported by the town ;
but a similar protection is much wanted on the isle of
Devar. On opening into the bay, the stianger's at-
tention is arrested by the grand though wild scenery,
particularly on the south side; and the prospect im-
mediately comprises the neat local capital, Campbel-
town, situate at the head of Loch Kilkerran : the
public buildings are seen toweriiig above the private
structures — beyond which the eye is carried for some
distance over a fine, fertile, yet mountainous country.
From the shore two quays project into the bay, so as
to allow vessels to load and unload at low water: the
principal one, appropriated to the convenience of
steam boats and heavy vessels, was inurh improved
in 1836, and is almost on a line with the Main-street ;
the other stretches from Shore-street ; and there is a
third quay on the opposite side of the loch, adjoining
that part of the town called Dalintober. Campbeltown
formerly derived great advantage from the herring
fishery, for which it was particularly famed; but since
the withdrawal of the bounty it has almost gone to
decay, few vessels being now engaged in the trade.

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