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Longstone Lighthouse was built and designed by Joseph Nelson in 1826, and was originally called the Outer Farne lighthouse.
The site had a long history of need for a light. In the late 17th Century Sir John Clayton, and later, in 1755, Captain J. Blackett, requested a light for the island. Both were turned down because the authorities, the Elder Brethren of Trinity House, were unable to persuade affected parties to contribute to the maintenance of the light.
In the mid 1820s the welfare of shipping won over and it was agreed that a lighthouse be constructed. The lighthouse originally used Argand lamps, but in 1952 was finally electrified, and in 1990 became fully automated.
The lighthouse is known for the 1838 wreck of the Forfarshire and the role of Grace Darling, the lighthouse keeper's daughter, in rescuing survivors.

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Album name:Jacob Bax / England
Rating (5 votes):55555(Show details)
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Active
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):Built and designed by Joseph Nelson in 1826
Height of the tower, m:26 Focal plane elevation above sea level, m:23
Light Description (light sectors, colour of the light, number of flashes etc):Flashing, period 20s, white
Range, nm:24 nm
Any other comments:Only by boat, Tower. Visually conspicuous.
Coordinates (in any format):55 38 34N 1 36 40W
Displayed:226 times
Date added:Jun 12, 2012
DateTime Original:2008:09:14 13:41:29
Keywords:Farne Islands ; England ; Longstone ; United Kingdom ; North Sea
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