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Distant view from ferry to Lyness
The rock gained its strange name, not from its shape, or position, as is often the case, but from the annual rent paid on it, by the residents of Orphir. In return for a barrel of butter per year, they gained permission from the local laird to hunt the seals on it.

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Album name:mitko / Scotland
Rating (1 votes):55555(Show details)
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Active
Focal plane elevation above sea level, m:6
Light Description (light sectors, colour of the light, number of flashes etc):Group flashing, period 6s, 2 flashes, white
Range, nm:7 nm
Any other comments:General warning mark. Beacon tower.
Coordinates (in any format):58 53.4267 N 3 7.5863 W
Displayed:605 times
Date added:Jun 13, 2012
DateTime Original:2012:06:02 12:05:55
Keywords:Orkney islands ; Scotland ; United Kingdom ; Scapa Flow
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