NS4173 : New green beacon on the Lang Dyke

taken 1 year ago, near to Milton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

New green beacon on the Lang Dyke
New green beacon on the Lang Dyke
This beacon on NS4273 : The Lang Dyke is recent, replacing an earlier structure that is marked on the 1:25000 map. See NS4173 : The River Clyde and Milton for a view from the other side.

There are several of these green beacons on the Lang Dyke, and some equally new but differently-shaped red beacons closer to the northern shore: NS4173 : New red beacon in the Clyde.
The Lang Dyke :: NS4373
This is a training wall, built in order to deepen the channel of the River Clyde for shipping. Construction began in 1773, although there would be later additions to the dyke. See NS4273 : The Lang Dyke for a much more detailed account.
River Clyde
The River Clyde rises in the Southern Uplands and flows generally north-eastward to meet the sea west of Glasgow. The river is 109 miles long (third longest in Scotland). It was an important river for shipbuilding in the past.
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Date Taken
Friday, 9 February, 2018   (more nearby)
Saturday, 17 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4167 7359 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.7539N 4:32.1497W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4135 7392
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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