Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Old Fastnet Light

Came across this photo in the National Library of Ireland Archives and it shows the original Fastnet lighthouse which was demolished down to a stump when the new one went up. The stump can clearly be seen in the photographs here but because of its colour and the description of 'Cast Iron', I had it in my head that the tower itself was a dull rusty brown colour. Seems I couldn't have been further from the mark!
This little beauty incidentally ruled the roost for exactly 50 years, having first been lit in 1854.

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