SV8006 : The "Mermaid" of Bishop Rock

taken 43 years ago, near to Bishop Rock [other Features], Isles of Scilly, Great Britain

The "Mermaid" of Bishop Rock
The "Mermaid" of Bishop Rock
A tourist boat trip around Bishop Rock lighthouse is enlivened by the lighthouse crew attempting to lure the passing "sailors" with a scandalously clad female figure, operated by the third member of the crew out of sight inside the doorway at the top of the ladder.

Such shenanigans are a thing of the past as Bishop Rock was converted to automatic operation during 1991 with the last keepers leaving the lighthouse on 21 December 1992.

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SV8006, 17 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
August 1978   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 22 May, 2014
Geographical Context
Islands  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Primary Subject of Photo
Lighthouse 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SV 807 064 [100m precision]
WGS84: 49:52.3714N 6:26.7346W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SV 807 064
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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