TA1725 : Thorngumbald Clough Lights, Paull

taken 11 years ago, near to Paull, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

Thorngumbald Clough Lights, Paull
Thorngumbald Clough Lights, Paull
The 'Low Light' (painted white) seen through the metal framework of the 'High Light' (painted red).

The lights were erected in around 1870 when a shift in the sandbanks of the River Humber meant that the old Paull Lighthouse was no longer much help to shipping. Vessels leaving Hull would line up these 'leading lights' one above the other in order to find safe passage to the deep water channel.

On the river beyond the Low Light is the Hull to Rotterdam ferry, moored at the terminus outside King George Dock, and the current deepwater channel is shown by red and green marker buoys on the water.
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Date Taken
Monday, 24 July, 2006   (more nearby)
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Monday, 24 July, 2006
Category
Lighthouse   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 171 250 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:42.4979N 0:13.6434W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 172 249
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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