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Abercrombie's Jetty

A small catch pier which extends into the entrance of Aberdeen Harbour from the North Breakwater, immediately to the east of The Roundhouse, Abercrombie's Jetty was built in 1789 to prevent a swell from the east entering the harbour. It was named after John Abercrombie (1729 - 1820), a stocking manufacturer who became Lord Provost of Aberdeen in 1787. Abercrombie's name is recorded on a carved stone embedded within the jetty. However, lying across the harbour entrance, it proved a danger to shipping and was reduced in size to what remains today. Owing to its shape, it is known locally as 'the horseshoe'.


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