J5980 : The 'Otterbank' at Donaghadee

taken 8 years ago, near to Donaghadee, Northern Ireland

The 'Otterbank' at Donaghadee
The 'Otterbank' at Donaghadee
The Londonderry port tug 'Otterbank' in Donaghadee harbour. The tug has a large plough or rake attached to the stern "A frame". This will be towed through the harbour to loosen silt. See also J3576 : 'Otterbank' at Belfast and J5980 : Dredging Donaghadee harbour for some related images.
The harbour had been emptied of boats for this operation, although Donaghadee Lifeboat arrived back into the harbour while I was there - see J5980 : Donaghadee Lifeboat.
Donaghadee Lighthouse
The lighthouse at Donaghadee dates from 1836. The tower is built of cut limestone, fluted, and in its early days was unpainted in natural grey colour. Today the tower, including the lantern and dome, is painted white with a black plinth, a decision which was taken some time between 1869 and 1875. It was converted to electric power on the 2nd October 1934 (the first Irish lighthouse to be converted to electric). See LinkExternal link for more information.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 1 April, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 April, 2010
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boat   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 594 802 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:38.6947N 5:31.8428W
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Irish: geotagged! J 593 801
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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