J6086 : Mew Island Lighthouse

taken 6 years ago, 7 km from Donaghadee, Northern Ireland

Mew Island Lighthouse
Mew Island Lighthouse
Mew Island Lighthouse as seen from the water.
Mew Island, Copeland Islands near Donaghadee

One of the Copeland Islands, with an area of 31 acres, off the coast of north east Co Down. The name reputedly comes from the sea mews (gulls) which nest there.
Mew Island lighthouse, Copeland Islands near Donaghadee

The present lighthouse and fog signal on Mew Island was established on 1st November 1884 when its predecessor, on Lighthouse Island, was discontinued. It was converted to automatic operation with the lighthouse keepers permanently withdrawn on 29th March 1996. The station is in the care of an attendant. The aids to navigation are also monitored via a telemetry link from Irish Lights Dun Laoghaire.

A detailed description in available on the Irish Lights website LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 17 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Islands  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Place (from Tags)
Mew Island  Copeland Islands 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 603 861 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:41.8867N 5:30.8018W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 598 861
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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