NZ4064 : Souter Lighthouse from the East

taken 12 years ago, near to Whitburn, South Tyneside, Great Britain

Souter Lighthouse from the East
Souter Lighthouse from the East
Now owned by the National Trust the lighthouse was opened in 1871 and was the first to use alternating current which gave much better reliability than direct current. The dark window on the left was an innovation designed to provide a fixed two colour light across Sunderland Bay. Ships would steer along the white sector before turning into the port of Sunderland; if the light turned red they had drifted too close to the rocks.
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Date Taken
Monday, 1 May, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 1 May, 2006
Category
National Trust property   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 408 641 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.1914N 1:21.8526W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 408 641
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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