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View of lighthouse mechanism, Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse.

SC 572772

Description View of lighthouse mechanism, Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse.

Date 1980

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 572772

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse, Argyll (Argyll and Bute council area) This lighthouse was one of the first to be established by the Northern Lighthouse Board, but was rebuilt in 1821 to designs by Robert Stevenson. A new lantern and optical apparatus were installed in 1906. This view shows the clockwork mechanism which rotated the optical apparatus so that the light flashed with to flashes every 20 seconds. The mechanism was weight driven, and the weight was rewound by the keepers as required. This light was built on a cliff top, hence the short tower. It marks the southern tip of the Kintyre peninsula, and the entrance to the Firth of Clyde from the Atlantic Ocean. The lighthouse has been automated since 1980. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H80/79/9


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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