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The so-called “tuneras” are shore-based tuna lookouts with ladders erected in the past to assist one of the main activities of Kvarner’s fishermen – tuna fishing. These are sloping ladders overhanging the sea from the top of which the lookout warned the fishermen of the arrival of the tuna in the tuna net below them, which resulted in a swift action of closing and pulling the net. According to old records, the tunera in Scott Cove was called Tunera Grabova or Dubno after the cove of the same name in which it is located. Tunera Dubno has existed for more than two hundred years in the area of the Šmrika community. The first tunera was at the place where the boats were pulled to the end, the so-called mula, which stretched up to the border of the Tax Municipality of Kraljevica. There was a lookout and a head of tuneras, a boat and a fisherman's house, while the "balija" was 20 meters south (near the big house). When more tuna began to be fished, the tunera was moved a little lower in 1890 and Jakov Brajac built a large house at that place. In 1946, in line with the times, the Šmrika Fishermen's Cooperative was founded, to which fishermen had to hand over their fishing equipment. The cooperative built two new tuneras, Podboka and the so-called new tunera in Grabrova. The latter one quickly proved unprofitable, and today only the quay and the house, later sold to a private company by the company Riba, have been preserved. There is almost nothing left of the Podboka tunera. This tunera always had a big problem with the strong currents that carried the gillnet together with the anchors, so the fishermen had to put a lot of effort into lifting it and placing it in the old place. After the First World War, the fishermen in Grabrova were initially only the so-called Kirci from Crikvenica and one from Kraljevica, and from 1920, local people began to be employed on tuneras. Today’s name Scott Cove has been applied since the 1960s when a hotel complex was built in the cove on the land of the former landowner Alexander Scott. Tunera Grabova or Dubno is located in Grabova Cove in the hotel complex Scott Cove in the geographical position φ = 45° 15.2'N, λ = 014° 34.6'E within the city of Kraljevica. The partially preserved tunera is located near two fishing huts, one of which is now a ruin. Today, the tunera is no longer in function, but it indicates the importance of its purpose in the past in this locality.