The Shannon River in 1902

Last week I gave the dimensions of the Shannon River:

Length: 770 feet

Breadth: 3 feet 6 inches

Depth: 1 foot 3 inches

Longest straight stretch: 90 feet

Tunnels: 6, totalling 356 feet, the longest 100 feet.

I added that it had a monorail link.

And so it did, in Bombay in 1902, at Lady Northcote’s Fancy Fete and Shannon River Show, with boats, a mono-rail, frocks, shamrocks and Art. Irresistible.

2 responses to “The Shannon River in 1902

  1. Fascinating. How do you dig out these little gems ?

  2. I created a Want for “shannon” (and several other things) on abebooks. bjg

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