Craig Mycare? (1812)

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In September a Peterhead sloop struck a rock at Portlethen and remained high and dry for a short period of time until she was able to re-float herself on the high tide. The vessel then made her way into the local harbour with the loss of part of her keel and her rudder.

In this instance there was no loss of life, no loss of any vessel and no loss of any equipment. The only mystery associated with this incident is the name of the rocks where it reportedly happened. The local press stated that the vessel run aground at a rock called Craig Mycare at Portlethen. This is not a name that is known or used locally. Itís more likely that the press picked up the name incorrectly and itís my belief that this incident took place at the notorious rocks of Craigmarroin.