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  Strumble Head Lighthouse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Strumble Head Lighthouse stands on Ynys Meicl (St. Michael's), a rocky island at the northwest corner of Pencaer, five miles west of the town of Fishguard in the British Isles.
It was erected in 1908 to improve the safety of sea traffic, warning of rocky coast and strong currents and serving as a navigational aid.
The lighthouse was electrified in 1965 and fully automated in 1980.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Strumble_Head_Lighthouse   (139 words)

 New South Wales Lighthouses
Lighthouse management: coastal aids to navigation in Australia are maintained by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), but usually AMSA manages only the lighting equipment.
In October 2003 the lantern of the lighthouse was removed for restoration; it was returned in May 2004.
In 2000-02 a complete restoration returned the lighthouse and its lighting equipment to its original configuration, and the light was relit in connection with an international lighthouse conference in Sydney.
www.unc.edu /~rowlett/lighthouse/nsw.htm   (4125 words)

In England beacons burning in church towers served as lighthouses until the 17th century, and in the earliest lighthouses, such as the Eddystone, first built in 1698, open fires or candles were used.
In lighthouses which are to shine only in one direction a combination of lenses, prisms and reflecting mirrors gives a concentrated and powerful beam.
Winstanley began building the first Eddystone Lighthouse on July 14th 1696, when William the Third was on the throne, and the first summer was spent in making twelve holes in the rock and fastening twelve great irons to hold the work that was to be done afterwards.
www.fatbadgers.co.uk /Britain/light.htm   (1316 words)

 Wales Lighthouses
The lighthouses of the country are clustered in the north, guarding the approaches to the Mersey, and in the south, guarding the approaches to the Severn.
This remarkable lighthouse is perched high on a vertical cliff at the northern end of the promontory.
The lighthouse stands at the northeastern corner of the Isle of Anglesey marking the northern entrance to Menai Strait, which separates the island from the Welsh mainland.
www.unc.edu /~rowlett/lighthouse/cym.htm   (3601 words)

 Lighthouses with overnight accommodations
Bressay Lighthouse - On a rocky headland at the southern mouth of Lerwick Harbour.
Savudrija Lighthouse - The oldest and the northernmost of Croatia's lighthouses.
Veli Rat Lighthouse - An 1849 lighthouse on the island of Dugi Otok, west of the town of Zadar on the Adriatic coast.
www.lighthouse.cc /links/overnight.html   (3493 words)

 Hugh G. Beacon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The North Foreland lighthouse was the last of Britain’s 72 manned lighthouses.
Hugh, who had been a lighthouse keeper for 33 years, said, "It’s a sad day for me. It is not just the end of a job — it’s the end of a way of life."
Instead of a 24-hour watch by Hugh and his five-man team, the lighthouse will now be monitored from a computerised control center — from miles away.
www.dullmen.com /hughg.htm   (755 words)

 Lighthouses in Wales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lighthouses in Wales is a link page for any lighthouse in Wales.
See: List of lighthouses and lightvessels, lightvessel, Lighthouses in England, Lighthouses in Scotland, Lighthouses in Northern Ireland, Lighthouses in the Republic of Ireland
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales in English and Welsh
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lighthouses_in_Wales   (83 words)

 West Usk Light House - Welcome
The lighthouse has been featured in most national magazines and newspapers, too numerous to mention.
Since then, land has been reclaimed and although on one side the loudest sound is of the sea when the tide (second fastest in the world) comes racing in to the foot of the building, on the other only the occasional mooing cow can be heard.
The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1922, and became a private house shortly afterwards.
www.westusklighthouse.co.uk   (212 words)

 BBC News | WALES | Huge demand for £1 lighthouse
A lighthouse on the Welsh coastline which went up for sale for just £1 has attracted worldwide interest despite hidden restoration costs of £100,000.
Telephone lines to Llanelli's Millennium Coastal Park, which owns the lighthouse, were jammed after the 100-year-old cast iron lighthouse went on sale last week.
The lighthouse at Whiteford Point was offered for sale in a bid to save it from crumbling into the sea.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/wales/651218.stm   (303 words)

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Lighthouses of England and Wales by Benedict Mason at ChesterNovello.com
A distant lighthouse signal is the gentlest bleep on the horizon.
I had in my mind the possibility of the piece representing a model of this island’s coastline, the size of a concert hall, in which all the lighthouses are flashing in a tempo and can be viewed/heard together.
www.chesternovello.com /work/8918/main.html   (348 words)

This lighthouse was by far the easiest to get to as we were able to drive right to the location.
Looking at the different type of rocks that lined the shores was always interesting and the colour of the ocean and the sky, such a perfect combination of blues.
The variety as well as the simplicity of the lighthouses I captured will remain special to me always along with Brians encouragement and concern as I tried to overcome my fear of heights in pursuit of the lighthouse.
www.geocities.com /debiann2u/lighthouses.html   (740 words)

 UK - Lighthouses
John Hellowells book follows the history of the lighthouses of the Isle of Man since 1786 up to the present day.
Each lighthouse is covered in a separate chapter.
This booklet is one of the very few social, historical and literary studies of any lighthouse.
www.leadinglights.net /UK___Lighthouses.htm   (319 words)

 Isle of Anglesey County Council : Heritage Sites - South Stack Lighthouse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
South Stack Lighthouse was constructed in 1809 on the north
This spectacular lighthouse, with its difficult decent, is now open to the public after thirteen years of closure.
No more than 12 persons will be allowed into the lighthouse area at any one time; and tours cannot be guaranteed at busy times.
www.anglesey.gov.uk /english/culture/lawd.htm   (274 words)

 BBC News | WALES | Lighthouse on sale for £1
A Victorian lighthouse off the south Wales coast has been put on sale for just £1.
The 100-year-old cast iron Whiteford Point lighthouse is being sold off by Llanelli's Coastal Millennium Park in a bid to save it from crumbling into the sea.
It is expected work to restore the 130-ft high lighthouse could set back a prospective £100,000 in repair bills.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/wales/645760.stm   (220 words)

 All lighthouses known to offer guest accommodations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Of the 17 lighthouses built in and around San Francisco Bay, East Brother is the oldest that is still in operation.
Guests at the Isle Au Haut Lighthouse arrive on the mailboat from Stonington, a six-mile long cruise winding among the islands of Penobscot Bay.
The Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers, Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded in 1982 and dedicated to maintaining and developing the Point Arena Light Station as a historical recreation area open to the public.
people.maine.com /lights/others.htm   (1921 words)

 Wales on the Web: Water and air transportation
Each lighthouse, active or inactive, is provided with a short history, description and photographs.
Trinity House is the organisation responsible for the safety of shipping and seafarers around the UK, and is the General Lighthouse Authority for England and Wales.
The website also provides details of lighthouses that are open to the public including South Stack Lighthouse located 3 miles from Holyhead.
www.walesontheweb.org /cayw/index/en/387/155   (157 words)

 Lighthouses to Visit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
There may be attendants at some lighthouses and you may be able to gain access to the inside of the stations there, at the discretion of the attendant.
A few major lighthouses have a good welcome for visitors, but, on the whole you may be disappointed at the low level of availability of many lighthouses to visitors.
There is a small museum in the old lighthouse at Dungeness and the new lighthouse is nearby.
www.btinternet.com /~k.trethewey/Lighthouses_to_Visit.htm   (540 words)

 User Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The nine lighthouses of Cantabria, in the north of Spain.
Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey is an independent project which seeks to meld the work of photographer and lighthouse enthusiast Donald W. Carter with a comprehensive guide to the lighthouses of Michigan, The Great Lakes, America, and the world.
The historic Nauset Lighthouse in Eastham, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, was rescued from the edge of a sixty-foot high eroding cliff in November 1996.
www.worldlights.com /world/link/usrlinks.html   (4947 words)

 Macquarie Lighthouse - Sydney, New South Wales @ US-Lighthouses.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
There has been a marker at this point since 1791 and a lighthouse as early as 1818.
The lighthouse that was built in 1818 began to deteriorate and had to be replaced.
By 1883, the new lighthouse was finished which is the one that stands today.
www.us-lighthouses.com /displaypage.php?LightID=256   (126 words)

 UKBookworld.com old, rare and out-of-print book database
Before the seventeenth century only a small number of lighthouses had been attempted in England, and it was not until the eighteenth century that they became widespread.
However, Turnour was more interested in becoming a Member of Parliament than managing his lighthouses, as suggested by his swift leasing out here to one Edward Smith of London, and the Orford lights fell into neglect, only to be rebuilt and renewed in the early eighteenth century.
Marcus and Kelly explain and show the technological evolution of lighthouses, the development of lights and lenses, the architecture of lighthouses, their construction and maintenance on remote sites, the life of the Lighthouse Service keepers, and the movement today to preserve and restore lights.
www.ukbookworld.com /cgi-bin/search.pl?s_i_keywords=Lighthouses   (1632 words)

 List of lighthouses and lightvessels - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The List of lighthouses and lightvessels is a link page for any lighthouse or lightvessel anywhere in the world.
Lighthouses in the United States sorted by state
This page was last modified 22:23, 6 October 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_lighthouses_and_lightvessels   (63 words)

 Wales Archaeology
Wales, an archaeological guide : the prehistoric, Roman and early medieval field monuments
New Towns of the Middle Ages: Town Plantation in England, Wales and Gascony
Hillforts of the Iron Age in England and Wales: A Survey of the Surface Evidence
www.cyberpursuits.com /archeo/wales.asp   (530 words)

 Port Cities: - Liverpool and North Wales Lighthouses
At a height of 120ft (over 36 metres) Formby Lighthouse was built as a landmark. Nicholas Blundell of Crosby in his diary dated 17 September 1719 states that he and his wife rode out to see this landmark being built, at the Grange.
On 1 February 1838 it changed to a red light. In 1839, when the Victoria Channel was opened, the Formby Lighthouse stopped operating and became a landmark.
The light was extinguished on 6 October 1856 and Formby Lighthouse was demolished in August 1941.
www.mersey-gateway.org /server.php?show=ConNarrative.65   (109 words)

 Hotel Rooms - Interesting Getaways by HotelRooms.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The journey that brings you to The Keeper's House is an adventure in itself.
High atop a cliff jutting into the clear, deep waters of Lake Superior, Michigan, the Big Bay Point Lighthouse beckons travelers in search of a secluded retreat from modern life.
This unique bed-and-breakfast inn is one of the few surviving resident lighthouses in the country and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
www.hotelrooms.com /pages/Interesting_Getaways_Lighthouses.htm   (387 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Books: Lighthouses of Wales: Their Architecture and Archaeology (The Royal Commission on the Ancient ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Lighthouses of Wales: Their Architecture and Archaeology (The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales)
A coherent, well researched and well written book which looks at the history of lighthouses in Wales in terms of both construction, history and the personal stories involved.
Sad in a way as it marks the passing of a way of live with the modern automation of lighthouses and the need for them with modern GPS and the like.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/1871184088/t   (311 words)

 Lighthouses - Mills - Covered Bridges - Missions - Pete's Lantern Room
Inside you will find about 350 original images of Lighthouses from all over the World, Old Water Mills, Covered Bridges, Steam Trains and Missions of California.
Reproduction by any means, physical or electronic, in part or in full, without the expressed permission of the author, is strictly prohibited.
Images on this site are NOT royalty free and must not be downloaded and displayed on any other web site without entering into a license agreement with the Author.
www.lanternroom.com   (179 words)

 Llanddwyn Island, Newborough Warren, North Wales. History, location, and photographic views of the LLanddwyn
This lighthouse was called Twr Mawr and was modelled on the windmills of Anglesey.
Below you can see the cottages which were built near the lighthouses for the pilots who guided ships up the Strait, that separate Anglesey from mainland Wales.
The disused lighthouse is expected to be used in several scenes.
www.worldthroughthelens.com /ebook-llanddwyn-island.htm   (1199 words)

 Lighthouses in Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lighthouses in Scotland is a link page for any lighthouse in Scotland and its island groups.
Corsewall Lighthouse, Kirkcolm, Stranraer - now a hotel
This page was last modified 12:43, 31 October 2005.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lighthouses_in_Scotland   (67 words)

 Additional Links
Association of Lighthouse Keepers — an international orgaization based in the United Kingdom, sponsor of International Lighthouse Day (in August each year), and ARLHS member #31.
Lighthouse Keeper's Calendar of Events View the schedule of coming attractions.
The group is attempting to restore the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse in Rockland, Maine.
arlhs.com /page5a.html   (970 words)

 Activity Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Stay in the capital city of Wales and enjoy the benefits of one of the Uk's leading sports complexes.
Choose your holiday from a range of 550 outstanding properties that range from a beachside castle, clifftop lighthouses, manor houses, farm and fisherman's cottages on safe sandy beaches.
16 acres of level parkland on the shore of Wales’ largest natural lake in the Snowdonia National Park, private access for sailing, canoeing and fishing.
www.activitywales.com /03sitearchive/accom_main.htm   (676 words)

 Cross Channel Ferry Tickets - Guide to Holyhead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Originally aituated in a redundant church, the museum is now situated in what is said to be the oldest lifeboat house in Wales, built around 1858.
The South Stack lighthouse is situated on Holy Island on the North West coast of Anglesey.
It is considered to be one of the most magnificent lighthouses in Wales.
www.cross-channel-ferry-tickets.co.uk /guides/holyhead.htm   (500 words)

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