J5986 : Landing stage, Lighthouse Island near Donaghadee (2)

7 km from Groomsport, Ireland

Landing stage, Lighthouse Island near Donaghadee (2)
Landing stage, Lighthouse Island near Donaghadee (2)
Towards the end of the trip, the Bangor Boat the “Blue Aquarius”, at the landing stage J5986 : Landing stage, Lighthouse Island near Donaghadee (1), awaiting the return of her passengers.
By Bangor Boat to Lighthouse Island
On 14 June 2011 the Bangor Boat LinkExternal link had arranged an evening trip to the Gobbins cliffs at Islandmagee. The boat’s owner considered the adverse wind unsuitable for a trip across Belfast Lough. Instead he made the journey, around the Co Down coast, to Lighthouse Island. This proved to be a wise decision since it included a sighting of a humpback whale, a landing on the island and a guided tour by the warden of the Copeland Islands Bird Observatory LinkExternal link with over an hour ashore. Not being a birdwatcher I made an independent trip around part of the island. With grateful thanks to Brian Meharg MBE of the Bangor Boat who knows exactly how to please his passengers.
Lighthouse Island, Copeland Islands near Donaghadee
Lighthouse Island is one of the Copeland Islands, off the north eastern coast of Co Down, close to Donaghadee and the entrance to Belfast Lough. The following is a condensed version of a Wikipedia article: in 1671 James Ross obtained a fee farm grant of these. In 1770 David Kerr bought the islands from the Earl of Clanbrassil. A light beacon was established circa 1715 on what is now Lighthouse Island followed by a permanent lighthouse in 1813. In 1884 the lighthouse, which still exists, was replaced by one on nearby Mew Island. No longer inhabited, Lighthouse Island is now home to the Copeland Bird Observatory. This is the link to the full Wiki article LinkExternal link. Also useful – Irish Lights LinkExternal link and the Copeland Islands Bird Observatory LinkExternal link.
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Tuesday, 14 June, 2011   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 16 June, 2011
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Coastal  Islands  Docks, Harbours 
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Copeland Islands 
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Irish: geotagged! J 597 860 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:41.8170N 5:31.3459W
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