History of the Fastnet Rock lighthouses
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History of the Fastnet Rock lighthouses by C. W. Scott

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Published by Schull Books in Ballydehob, Co. Cork .
Written in English



  • Ireland,
  • Fastnet Rock


  • Lighthouses -- Ireland -- Fastnet Rock -- History.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesFastnet Rock lighthouses
Statementdrawn up by desire of the Commissioners of Irish Lights by C.W. Scott.
ContributionsIreland. Commissioners of Irish Lights.
LC ClassificationsVK1076.5 .S38 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination[8], 56 p., 34 p. of plates :
Number of Pages56
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL872765M
LC Control Number95158468

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Nowhere is this truer than in the rock lighthouses of Great Britain and Ireland: twenty towers built between and , so-called because they were constructed on desolate, slippery rock formations in the middle of the sea, rising, mirage-like, straight out of the waves, with lights shining at the their ken Houses is a lyrical exploration of these magnificent, isolated sentinels, the .   History of the Fastnet Rock lighthouses illustrated with thirty-five reproductions of photographs to which areappended thirty-four plates of reduced copies of working drawings This edition published in by Schull Books in Ballydehob, Co. :   T om Nancollas trained as a building conservationist and fell in love with lighthouses, their heroic form and history – particularly the . History of The Fastnet Rock Lighthouses illustrated with Thirty-five Reproductions of Photographs to which are appended thirty-four plates of Reduced Copies of Working Drawings. Scott (C.W.) Published by Schull Books ().

Buy History of the Fastnet Rock lighthouses by Scott, C.W (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : C.W Scott. The first Fastnet lighthouse was made of cast iron and finished in However, the structure proved unequal to the rigours of the environment and was soon in need of reinforcement. Today the black base of this original lighthouse, converted into a fuel store, is still visible on top of the rock. With the loss of an American packet ship Stephen Whitney near Crookhaven in December , coupled with the fact that the lighthouse was quite often shrouded in mist, it was decided to reposition Cape Clear light either lower down at the west end of the island or to Fastnet rock, km south-west of Cape Clear. Fastnet was chosen, and a new medium for lighthouse towers and keepers' dwellings was .   The lighthouse on Cape Clear island that preceded the Fastnet Rock light The tower you see today was started in There’s a bit of a myth that .

  The famous Fastnet lighthouse, known the world over for the yacht race, and by emigrants heading to the States as the last light before the Brave New World. This book is a thoroughly un-putdownable read on the histories of famous lighthouses, from Bell Rock to the famous Eddystones, of construction and what life was like there. It has loads of curious, fascinating facts, and in general is a great book. All for a really decent, affordable price, Reviews: Lighthouse Books: Lighthouse Postcards: Fastnet lighthouse in the Wild Atlantic Ocean, Co. Cork: First lighthouse built , made of cast iron it replaced the light on Cape Clear. When the similar cast iron lighthouse on the Calf Rock was destroyed it was decided to build a granite one. The Fastnet Race was the 28th Royal Ocean Racing Club's Fastnet Race, a yachting race held generally every two years since on a mile course from Cowes direct to the Fastnet Rock and then to Plymouth via south of the Isles of , it was the climax of the five-race Admiral's Cup competition, as it had been since A worse-than-expected storm on the third day of the.