V8126 : Decaying jetty near the eastern tip of Rock Island

taken 13 years ago, near to An Cruachan, Callaros Fighter and Goleen, Cork, Ireland

Decaying jetty near the eastern tip of  Rock Island
Decaying jetty near the eastern tip of Rock Island
This Jetty was built in the 1890s for the construction of the second Fastnet Lighthouse. Granite was shipped here from Cornwall where it was mined. It was unloaded and stored on Rock Island until needed at the construction site. The granite was pre cut by hand in Cornwall and the lighthouse fitted together like a big jigsaw. Not one stone was rejected and the column has required zero maintenance since. The jetty however is decaying after a century of weather and is quite dangerous.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 23 August, 2006   (more nearby)
Saturday, 6 January, 2007
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! V 8150 2615 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.5733N 9:42.3797W
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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