Esha Ness Lighthouse
Esha Ness lighthouse on Shetland Islands
|Year first constructed||1915 (first)|
|Year first lit||1929 (current)|
|Tower shape||square parallelepiped tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||white tower, black lantern, ochre trim|
|Height||12 metres (39 ft)|
|Focal height||61 metres (200 ft)|
|Range||25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl W 12s.|
|Managing agent||Northern Lighthouse Board |
The lighthouse has a tapering, square tower 12 metres (39 ft) high and was built by David Alan Stevenson, one of the famous 'lighthouse' Stevensons, between 1925 and 1929. It was built from concrete because of the unsuitability of local stone.
It flashes white every 12 seconds and has a nominal range of 25 nautical miles (46 km). The light was automated in 1974 and the former lighthouse keepers' accommodation now serves as holiday accommodation. It is owned by the Shetland Amenity Trust.
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