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'Auchmithie Harbour'

(Small - 9" x 9" embossed giclée print)
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(Large - 18.5"x14" embossed giclée print)
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NARRATIVE ON PRINT - A peculiar custom is still common at Auchmithie. It is said to owe its existence to the fact of there being no pier at the place. The boats have to be beached every time they return from sea. The launching is generally done by the women, who, when the boat is afloat, take the men on their backs and deposit them in the boat. They perform this service in order that the men may not have to sit in wet clothes when they are at sea. It is a common practice, but, if the men wear sea-boots, not an invariable one, for the fishermen on their return home to be landed in the same way.

Occasionally there has been talk of building a pier at Auchmithie, but nothing has been done as yet towards effecting this improvement. (Notes by George Hay, 1883)
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