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Oyster catcher and the emigration stone

"The Cleopatra as she swept past the town of Cromarty was greeted with three cheers by crowds of the inhabitants and the emigrants returned the salute but mingled with the dash of the waves and the murmurs of the breeze their faint huzzas seemed rather sounds of wailing and lamentation rather than a congratulatory farewell."

Erected in 2002, to celebrate the birth of Hugh Miller, whose prose is recorded above, and the 25 ships that left Cromarty, carrying people evicted from their homes, bound for the New World.

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