Saturday, 1 November 2014

La Corbière Lighthouse


The lighthouse at La Corbière was lit on 24 April, 1874, for the first time, and was the first lighthouse in the British Isles to be built of concrete. The lighthouse was built to designs by Sir John Coode. The lighthouse tower is 19m (62ft) high and the lamp stands 36m (119ft) above high water spring tides. The beam has a reach of 18 nautical miles, and was automated in 1976. It is situated on a rock which is a tidal island. A causeway links the lighthouse to shore at low tide. There is an alarm to warn visitors to clear the causeway as the tide rises.

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5 comments:

Mersad said...

I love lighthouses. There is something about that isolation and placement along the sea, that really draws me in. Lovely photo. Visiting you from City Daily Photo today.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Kate said...

Like most lighthouses it is definitely a landmark and a beacon for ships. I grew up in a small town on Lake Michigan and have a special affinity for lighthouses of all kinds. Thanks for all the information you provided with the photo.

Merisi said...

What beautiful lighthouse, solemnly guiding the vessels through the passage.

William Kendall said...

It's a beautiful lighthouse, and I've always been drawn to them.

jeannettestgermain said...

Interesting that this beautiful light house has a French name:)