J5262 : Former lightship, Ballydorn

taken 4 years ago, near to Ardmillan, Northern Ireland

Former lightship, Ballydorn
Former lightship, Ballydorn
The former lightship 'Petrel' which is now used as the headquarters of Down Cruising Club LinkExternal link at Ballydorn on the shores of Strangford Lough. Built in Dublin in 1911, 'Petrel' was last used at the mouth of the River Blackwater in County Wexford. Following her withdrawal from service by the Commissioners of Irish Lights she was sold to Hammond Lane Foundries, Dublin in 1968 and was very nearly scrapped; luckily a deal was done and she was brought here instead. See also J5262 : Sailing club, Ballydorn (2).
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Date Taken
Friday, 5 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 8 July, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Ballydorn 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 523 628 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:29.4610N 5:38.9665W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 524 635
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Lightship ( Former)  Petrel  Strangford Lough  Down Cruising Club 

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