SD3448 : Breakwater at Knott End

taken 8 years ago, near to Knott End-on-Sea, Lancashire, Great Britain

Breakwater at Knott End
Breakwater at Knott End
At the end of the ferry slipway is a shallow breakwater which affords some protection from waves.
In the distance can be seen the old Wyre Lighthouse, built in 1840 by Alexander Mitchell, a blind engineer. The first of its kind, it rests upon 7 screw piles sunk into the seabed at the northern edge of North Wharf, the sandbank stretching from Fleetwood to the edge of Lune Deeps in Morecambe Bay. Unfortunately it was destroyed by fire in 1948 and has gradually fallen into worse decay since. See SD3251 : Wyre Light - Lifeboat day at Fleetwood. To the right of the light, on the horizon are the Cumbrian mountains.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 March, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 17 March, 2010
Category
Coast > Breakwater   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 343 485 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:55.7448N 3:0.0510W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 344 485
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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