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Thursday, 22 December 2022
Cloch Point lies on the A770, north of Inverkip, three miles south-west of Gourock, on the east shore of the Firth of Clyde, directly opposite Dunoon.
The Cloch Lighthouse was designed by Thomas Smith and his son-in-law Robert Stevenson. The building was completed in 1797. There appear to be two generations of keepers' houses, the older now used as stores and the more recent having crow-stepped gables. The short circular-section tower has a corbelled walkway and triangular windows. The foghorns were added between 1895 and 1897
Cloch Point Lighthouse
The light was built by John Clarkson (engineer); Kermack and Gall built the tower, while Smith and Stevenson installed the oil lantern which was first lit on 11 August 1797. The light was replaced in 1829 with an argand lamp and silvered reflector. About 1900, it was lit with acetylene. A radio beacon was installed about 1931.
The dioptric and catadioptric lenses floated in baths of mercury and were rotated by a clockwork mechanism powered by falling weights. As well as tending the light, the keepers had to wind the mechanism by hand every two to three hours.
Today, the light is fully automated and unmanned. The main light has been replaced by a light on a pole outside the lantern room.
Information courtesy of wikipedia.
Thursday, 6 October 2022
Sunday, 15 May 2022
Pladda Lighthouse is an active 18th century lighthouse situated at the southern end of the island of Pladda. The lighthouse dates from 1790 and was designed by Thomas Smith. It was the first light on the Clyde to be commissioned by the Commissioners of the Northern Lights.
Sunday, 13 September 2020
Looking down river from Port Glasgow,the Perch light house and Greenocks Titan crane which is located in James Watt Dock
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Turnberry Point is the location to Turnberry Lighthouse, which is in its self in the grounds of what was Turnberry Castle.
The lighthouse is of course a major feature of the world famous golf course in which it is situated.
The lighthouse was erected in 1873 to the designs of Thomas Stevenson. Lying on a cliff top with superb views of the Isle of Arran and the Holy Isle; however it’s Ailsa Craig the lump of volcanic rock which steals your attention most.
There is still the remains of a path which leads to a small quay among the rocks, the lighthouse and the grounds in which it lies is a beautiful and tranquil spot, just watch out for the golf balls.