NM7735 : Lismore Lighthouse, Eilean Musdile

taken 5 years ago, 4 km from Kilpatrick, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Lismore Lighthouse, Eilean Musdile
Lismore Lighthouse, Eilean Musdile
A view from the Oban to Craignure ferry. Mountains of the Scottish Highlands form the backdrop.

Lismore Lighthouse, built by Robert Stevenson, lies on the small island of Eilean Musdile to the south west with Lady's Rock a kilometre further away in the same direction.

The light was first exhibited in October 1833 and was fixed white. It was a great benefit to the numerous vessels which frequented the sounds of Islay, Luing and Mull and it also opened up the Firth of Lorne and Loch Linnhe for the western entrance to the Caledonian Canal.

Lismore was a Rock Station relieved fortnightly so that the men (4 in all) had 6 weeks on the rock followed by two weeks ashore with their families. The provisions and other light stores were brought by a boatman permanently attached to the Station who also did reliefs. The lighthouse was converted to automatic operation in 1965 (LinkExternal link Northern Lighthouse Board)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 27 March, 2014   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 1 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Islands 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 777 350 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:27.3088N 5:36.4975W
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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