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Flying fish, more often found in warm tropical and subtropical seas, are capable of short glides above water to escape predators. This pectoral fin, which acted as a wing, was recovered from a fish that landed on the deck of the Loch Ryan on its voyage from Sydney to London in 1905. The Loch Ryan was one of a group of clippers of the Loch Line, managed by Messrs William Aitken and James Lilburn, Glasgow, from 1867 to 1911. These sailing ships took passengers and goods between the United Kingdom and Australia. On display at Trinity House, Leith.
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Date Made
1904
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Dimensions
90 x 40 x 5mm
120 x 70 x 1mm
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Accession No
TRH119

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