HY7843 : Start Point Lighthouse

taken 10 years ago, 4 km from Lettan, Orkney Islands, Great Britain

Start Point Lighthouse
Start Point Lighthouse, taken 10 years ago
Stevenson lighthouse at Start Point, Sanday, Orkney. First lit in 1806, on October 2nd. Image taken on the 200th anniversary.

The first revolving light lighthouse in Scotland and the only one to be painted in black and white vertical stripes. 23m tower, 4th order Fresnel lens. Character: 2 flashes per 20 seconds.

Accessible only at low tide as the causeway is now washed away due to rising sea levels. Wellies advisable even at low tide.

The light stands close to Mount Misery, a chambered cairn, and is in the SE of Start Point (now a tidal island.) Start Point is the easternmost point of Sanday.
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Monday, 2 October, 2006   (more nearby)
Monday, 2 October, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! HY 787 435 [100m precision]
WGS84: 59:16.6472N 2:22.5298W
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