NS3274 : Lighthouses at Port Glasgow

taken 11 years ago, near to Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Great Britain

Lighthouses at Port Glasgow
Lighthouses at Port Glasgow
These lighthouses mark a bend in the navigable channel in the Clyde. If you are sailing down river the green lights on top of the lighthouses are kept above one another. This signifies that you are in the middle of the channel. If you have the top green light either to the right or the left you are liable to run aground which over the years many Tugs and assorted vessels have done.

As the name suggests, Port Glasgow was once the main port of Glasgow which is 20 miles up-river. The town turned to shipbuilding after the channel to Glasgow was opened in the 1880s. See NS3274 : Perch lighthouse for a closer view of The Perch in the background.

Note also the WWII defence post.
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Monday, 12 February, 2007   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 13 February, 2007
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Lighthouse   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 322 748 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.2470N 4:41.1945W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 320 748
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