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Cromarty Image Library

The 'totem' pole on the links.
The Cromarty Archive
The 'totem' pole on the links.

A young Kirsty about a third of the way up the wooden pole. This was used by the local coastguard to practice rescue techniques using a Breeches Buoy. See also picture #275.
Picture added on 03 February 2005
An identical pole in Cornwall used for the same purpose can be found on this site.
Added by Garve Scott-Lodge on 03 February 2005
I remember when they cut this down due to it being 'unsafe' (1986?). The wood was so hard that it took ages for the power saw to cut through. When the stump was examined it was possible to see that only the outside inch or so was slightly rotten. The main part was as strong and resiny as the day it was sited.
Added by Colin on 03 February 2005
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