J5985 : The 'Ocean Crest' at Lighthouse Island

taken 3 years ago, 7 km from Groomsport, Northern Ireland

The 'Ocean Crest' at Lighthouse Island
The 'Ocean Crest' at Lighthouse Island
The current 'Bangor Boat' LinkExternal link the 'Ocean Crest' LinkExternal link at Lighthouse Island. Mew Island and lighthouse are seen beyond. Compare with J5985 : Shoreline, Lighthouse Island from June 2011.
Lighthouse Island, Copeland Islands near Donaghadee :: J5986
Lighthouse Island is one of the Copeland Islands, off the north eastern coast of Co Down, close to Donaghadee and the entrance to Belfast Lough. The following is a condensed version of a Wikipedia article: in 1671 James Ross obtained a fee farm grant of these. In 1770 David Kerr bought the islands from the Earl of Clanbrassil. A light beacon was established circa 1715 on what is now Lighthouse Island followed by a permanent lighthouse in 1813. In 1884 the lighthouse, which still exists, was replaced by one on nearby Mew Island. No longer inhabited, Lighthouse Island is now home to the Copeland Bird Observatory. This is the link to the full Wiki article LinkExternal link. Also useful Irish Lights LinkExternal link and the Copeland Islands Bird Observatory LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Monday, 3 August, 2015
Geographical Context
Coastal  Islands  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Copeland Islands  Lighthouse Island 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 598 857 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:41.6711N 5:31.3269W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 597 857
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Ocean Crest  Bangor Boat 

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