NS4173 : New red beacon in the Clyde

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

New red beacon in the Clyde
New red beacon in the Clyde
Many of these beacons had appeared recently in the Clyde. Some green beacons, installed at the same time, are on NS4273 : The Lang Dyke, which is the stone construction directly behind the beacon in the present picture; see NS4173 : New green beacon on the Lang Dyke for an example.

The red beacons are to the north of them, creating a channel that is about 180 metres wide here.

The building in the left background is at NS44187240.
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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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.
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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 4169 7377 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.8512N 4:32.1369W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4144 7391
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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