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Godlevy Lighthouse 2 months 3 weeks ago #3992022

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Godlevy Lighthouse

What has proved to be a hazard to shipping
Just less than 1,000 feet off Godlevy Head
They built a Lighthouse as warning to Mariners
On Godlevy Island instead
To warn of the Stones reef that lies there
This danger has been there for Centuries
Until a tragedy occurred in 1854
When the S S Nile was lost there in a storm
And need for warning was highlighted even more
After petitions by Vicar and local residents
Which took almost 2 years
Trinity house agreed to build a lighthouse
Which would allay many fears
The Lighthouse was built in 1858
And was commissioned in 1859
Built of stone in the middle of the Island
At 86 feet high the light was fine
The light was visible for 15 miles
A fog horn was installed, £7,082 the cost
But undoubtedly the Godlevy Lighthouse
Saved many more lives being lost
In 1933 the lighthouse was automated
In 2012 Trinity House closed the lighthouse
Replaced with a Stationary L E D light instead
A white light showing 8 nautical miles
And for those im danger a light showing red

Dennis Shrubshall 28th November 2023
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