NS4573 : Marker post on the shore

taken 8 years ago, near to Bowling, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Marker post on the shore
Marker post on the shore
This prominent post stands (not counting the mound at the base) about four metres tall. The blackened wood is about 30cm square in cross-section.

The mound on which the post stands is of a similar construction to those at NS4572 : Donald's Quay Light and the Old Wharf – LinkExternal link – at Bowling, about 600 metres away; it probably dates to the same era. Perhaps the marker indicated a speed restriction for steamers on their final approach to the wharf (if I come across any documentation of its purpose, I will add it to this description). For a closer look at the top of the post, see: NS4573 : Top of marker post on the shore.]

In the background, on the right, is a section of sea-wall leading towards a red light (NS4572 : Donald's Quay Light) that is just visible beneath the Erskine Bridge.
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Date Taken
Friday, 11 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 17 September, 2009
Geographical Context
Estuary, Marine 
Near (from Tags)
Old Kilpatrick 
Landmark (from Tags)
Erskine Bridge 
River (from Tags)
Clyde 
Category
Marker   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4561 7312 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.5776N 4:28.3538W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4560 7312
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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