James P Deans | Isle of May

Isle of May

July 24, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

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All three Lighthouses on the Isle of May. On the left is the original light dating from 1635 (approximately), which is now only 1/3 of its' original height. This oldest light was coal fired. It created a blind spot for its' replacement, so was going to be demolished, but Sir Walter Scott suggested keeping the bottom storey for posterity. In the middle is the Robert Stevenson lighthouse which commenced operations on 1 September 1816, so it is just over 200 years old. The lower light wasn't actually a lighthouse, but a navigation light. 

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The southernmost Fog Horn 

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I'm not sure what these remains are. Suggestions or definitive answers would be welcome. 

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Rusted pipe work and the air receivers for the fog horns. 

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Cliffs with nesting sea birds. 

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Where the Isle of May ferry docks. 

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View from near the lighthouse looking south. 

For information see 

NNR Scotland - Isle of May

FERRY - Anstruther Pleasure Cruises - The May Princess

 

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