SY7076 : Portland Harbour, North Eastern Breakwater and Lighthouse

taken 3 years ago, 3 km from Weymouth, Dorset, Great Britain

Portland Harbour, North Eastern Breakwater and Lighthouse
Portland Harbour, North Eastern Breakwater and Lighthouse
Portland Harbour is sheltered by four breakwaters; two southern and two northern. These have a total length of 2.84 miles and enclose approximately 520 hectares (1,300 acres) of water. The initial southern breakwaters were built between 1849 and 1872, whilst the two northern breakwaters were added between 1893 and 1906 to completely enclose the harbour.

The Portland Breakwater Lighthouse was established in 1905. It is a white hexagonal structure, with a height of 22 metres, standing on the southern end of northeast breakwater next to the East Ship Channel which is one of the three entrances to the harbour. The lighthouse is surrounded by various defensive buildings such as pillboxes and the remains of a nineteenth century fort which stands on the opposite side of the entrance.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 7 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Docks, Harbours 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 703 764 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:35.2376N 2:25.2115W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 703 759
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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