2009

SJ1888 : Hilbre Island lighthouse

taken 15 years ago, 3 km from West Kirby, Wirral, England

Hilbre Island lighthouse
Hilbre Island lighthouse
Not the classic lighthouse design that we are familiar with, but nevertheless this one serves a useful purpose protecting ships navigating the waters around Hilbre. Previously operated by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board this lighthouse came under the control of Trinity House in 1973. It emits a red flash every 3 seconds and can be seen at a range of 5 nautical miles. It is operated by solar power. Also I wonder if the water-filled hollow in the foreground is the base of the 'Rocket Post', recorded on 20th century O.S. maps? See SJ1888 : The base of the 'Rocket Post' on Hilbre?

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Category: Lighthouse
This photo is linked from: Articles: · Descriptive words on OS maps Automatic Clusters: · Rocket Post [2] ·
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SJ1888, 99 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
John S Turner   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 5 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 10 July, 2009
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 1838 8808 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:22.9941N 3:13.7132W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 1839 8807
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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