NO4030 : Rust afloat

taken 7 months ago, near to Tay Road Bridge, Perth And Kinross, Great Britain

Rust afloat
Rust afloat
Despite the notice, the Heritage Lottery Fund seems to be doing little or nothing to support the North Carr Lightship in Dundee's Victoria dock where it is gradually rusting away. After being decommissioned following 40 years of service at the North Carr reef in 1974 she spent some years in pristine condition as a visitor attraction in Anstruther Harbour complete with radios, bunks, furnishings,compasses and anchor chains. but was then moved to Dundee and since then had lain more or less derelict. As Scotland's last surviving lightship she deserves better treatment. She is also a memorial to the crew of the Broughty Ferry lifeboat RNLI Mona which was launched on December 8, 1959 to assist the lightship which had been reported adrift in St Andrews Bay. Amidst brutally rough seas and gale-force winds, the Mona and her eight-strong crew was last seen clearing the Tay and heading south into the bay. She was later found capsized, with all aboard dead. The six-strong crew of the stricken North Carr were subsequently rescued safely by helicopter.
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Date Taken
Monday, 23 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 28 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  Derelict, Disused  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Dundee 
Primary Subject of Photo
Lighthouse 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 4088 3025 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:27.6402N 2:57.6575W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 4087 3023
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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