NM4167 : Foghorn at Ardnamurchan lighthouse

taken 8 years ago, near to Portuairk, Highland, Great Britain

Foghorn at Ardnamurchan lighthouse
Foghorn at Ardnamurchan lighthouse
This lighthouse is now open to the public. Although a working light, the local museum trust have come together with The Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB) to arrange for visitors to climb the tower and hear from an NLB keeper the story of the light - much recommended! The foghorn shown no longer operates. As it was explained, shipowners pay the NLB (and Trinity House in England and Wales) light dues to maintain the light system. They told the Boards that they no longer wished to pay for foghorns, since their watchkeepers on board ship were tucked up inside warm wheel-houses and could not hear them anyway.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 7 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 13 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Educational sites  Water resources  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 4157 6747 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:43.6254N 6:13.5774W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 4158 6747
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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