HU4008 : Former Muckle Roe Lighthouse

taken 5 years ago, near to Sumburgh, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Former Muckle Roe Lighthouse
Former Muckle Roe Lighthouse
This small lighthouse presents a contrast to the bigger affair on Sumburgh Head in the background. It dates from 1897 when it was erected at Muckle Roe using paraffin for the lamp; in 1937 it switched to acetylene gas and later propane gas. It was removed in 2001, when a new light using solar panels took over, and has been re-erected here by the road to Sumburgh Head.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 8 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 15 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4088 0830 [10m precision]
WGS84: 59:51.4718N 1:16.3211W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4089 0831
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Lighthouse  Headland 

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