Dreswick Point

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Dreswick Point
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Aerial view of the point and lighthouse
Dreswick Point is located in Isle of Man
Dreswick Point
Dreswick Point
Dreswick Point shown within the Isle of Man
Crown dependencyIsle of Man
List of places
Isle of Man
54°03′14″N 4°37′30″W / 54.053889°N 4.625°W / 54.053889; -4.625Coordinates: 54°03′14″N 4°37′30″W / 54.053889°N 4.625°W / 54.053889; -4.625

Dreswick Point is the southernmost point of the main island of the Isle of Man. It is the southern tip of the Langness Peninsula in the south-east of the island, some 4 km from Castletown.

Langness Lighthouse[edit]

Langness Lighthouse
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Langness Lighthouse in 2007
LocationDreswick Point, Langness Peninsula
Isle of Man
Coordinates54°03′18″N 4°37′30″W / 54.054878°N 4.625078°W / 54.054878; -4.625078
Year first constructed1880
Automated1996
Constructionmasonry tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower, black lantern
Tower height19 metres (62 ft)
Focal height23 metres (75 ft)
Current lenstwin 300 mm lens
Light source12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi)
CharacteristicFl (2) W 30s.
Admiralty numberA4762
NGA number4984
ARLHS numberIOM-009
Managing agentLangness Lighthouse Cottage[1]

Langness Lighthouse was established in 1880 to guide boats into Castletown and is currently[when?] owned by TV car journalist Jeremy Clarkson, who featured the lighthouse in an episode of Top Gear (series 07, Episode 1). Before this time, a landmark known as the Herring Tower held a lighted flare to guide fishing boats.

The lighthouse is a Registered Building.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of the Isle of Man". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved February 12, 2016.

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