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Source of Image: Jayne Wright (Wales)
Date of Image: October 20th, 2008

 

International Designation Number:

A0528

 

Navigation:
Latitude 50 39' 49'' N
Longitude 01 35' 32'' W
Body of water Western entrance to the Solent.

 

Construction:
Date of Establishment: 1785
Date Light First Lit: 1859
Designer James Walker.
Is structure still operating? Yes. Automated 1994.
Characteristic White, Red, or Green light depending on direction, 
Two 2sec occulations every 20sec.