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02-03-2012, 12:21   #1
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Lighthouses

Who doesn't love Lighthouses!

Aniva Rock Sakhalin Island Russia Far East







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The Aniva lighthouse was built by the Japanese in 1939, on a chunk of rock off the southern coast of Sakhalin, a thin 950 km long island situated just east of Russia, between the sea of Japan and Russia’s Sea of Okhotsk. The island was largely uninhabited until the 1800′s, when both Japan and Russia became interested in annexing it; the Russians for use as a penal colony.

Now the Aniva lighthouse is abandoned. Its seven stories of diesel engines, accumulator rooms, keeper’s living spaces, radio facilities, storerooms, large clockwork pendulum (for regulating optical system), and 300kg pool of mercury (as a low friction rotation surface for the lens) are still, and echo only with the crash of waves against the surrounding crags.
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02-03-2012, 13:48   #2
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It is just amazing how they are built, out there on a crop of rock, ingenious architecture.
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I'm mildly obsessed by the Fastnet - there's something just magical about it.

I had a book about the history of it - http://www.amazon.com/History-Fastne.../dp/0951282662 - it really is the most amazing story. I've just ransacked the house looking for it, and it's gone . May have to acquire another copy - it's a highly recommended read.
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lighthouse keeper anyone?

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Light house in Bantry bay closes. You might be able to buy it, if the banks will give you a morgage.
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Bell Rock

Read a story about the construction of the Bell Rock Lighthouse off the North sea coast of Scotland. The base is below the sea, only out of the sea at the bottom of the tide.

haven't read this but by Robert L Stephenson

http://www.scotsites.co.uk/ebooks/bellrockbuilding.htm

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Just came across this site today http://www.johneaglephoto.com/index.htm may be of interest to lighthouse fans.

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Read a story about the construction of the Bell Rock Lighthouse off the North sea coast of Scotland. The base is below the sea, only out of the sea at the bottom of the tide.

haven't read this but by Robert L Stephenson

http://www.scotsites.co.uk/ebooks/bellrockbuilding.htm
There was a great program on the construction of that by the BBC or UTV a while by, docu-drama type thing, the achievement is nothing short of amazing
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There was a great program on the construction of that by the BBC or UTV a while by, docu-drama type thing, the achievement is nothing short of amazing
Saw that. "Seven Wonders of the Industrial world". Some construction. That said, the building of our own fastnet was quite an achievement.
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Programme on the Beeb was called The Lighthouse Stevensons. Have it taped, facinating.
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Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse W.A.
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Saw that. "Seven Wonders of the Industrial world". Some construction. That said, the building of our own fastnet was quite an achievement.
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Programme on the Beeb was called The Lighthouse Stevensons. Have it taped, facinating.
Your both correct.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_W...dustrial_World
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00y6hym
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