J5980 : Donaghadee Lighthouse

taken 7 years ago, near to Donaghadee, Northern Ireland

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Donaghadee Lighthouse
Donaghadee Lighthouse
Donaghadee harbour and lighthouse. Current Donaghadee lifeboat 'Saxon' LinkExternal link is seen in the harbour along with the fishing boat B104 'Island Venture'.
Donaghadee Lighthouse
The lighthouse at Donaghadee dates from 1836. The tower is built of cut limestone, fluted, and in its early days was unpainted in natural grey colour. Today the tower, including the lantern and dome, is painted white with a black plinth, a decision which was taken some time between 1869 and 1875. It was converted to electric power on the 2nd October 1934 (the first Irish lighthouse to be converted to electric). See LinkExternal link for more information.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 13 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 14 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 594 802 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:38.6893N 5:31.8431W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 594 801
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Lighthouse  Donaghadee  Donaghadee Harbour  RNLI Lifeboat  Lifeboat  Lifeboat Station  Pier  Harbour  Fishing Boat  Island Venture  Saxon 

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