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The 'Cove O' Green' near Cromarty
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The 'Cove O' Green' near Cromarty

This is a postcard photo of the bay below the war camp at the top of the Sutor. The rocky 'island' on the right now has the ruins of a look-out building on it. Date is a guess, but as the building of the war camp started around 1912 this looks likely to be fairly accurate.

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Picture added on 22 April 2008
I have this same postcard with a postmark date of 1905. Card was sent from Cromarty to Miss Margaret Watson c/o Mr. A. Watson, New York State, USA.

[Thanks James. Date has been corrected. Editor]

Added by James Barr - Buffalo, NY on 27 April 2008
My father believes that this isn’t the “Cove O” Green” but the “Doocot Cave” (Dovecote). As the name suggests it was a nesting place for pigeons. The “Cove O” Green” is nearer the Sutors.

The two monoliths near the Sutors are known as the Sutor Stacks and on each of these stacks was a searchlight. My grandfather attended the search lights whilst stationed at Invergordon, probably on what was by then the depot ship HMS Mars.

These searchlights together with those on the North Sutor were also used throughout WW2 to light the firth entrance. My father can also recall the armed trawler the “Craik” patrolling the entrance of the firth to stop and search any vessel.

Added by Andrew Bathie on 11 May 2008
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