Hilbre Island Lighthouse

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Hilbre Island Lighthouse
Solar panels, Hilbre Island.JPG
Hilbre Island Light
Hilbre Island Lighthouse is located in Merseyside
Hilbre Island Lighthouse
LocationHilbre Island
Coordinates53°23′59.4″N 3°13′42.7″W / 53.399833°N 3.228528°W / 53.399833; -3.228528Coordinates: 53°23′59.4″N 3°13′42.7″W / 53.399833°N 3.228528°W / 53.399833; -3.228528
Year first constructed1927
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionsteel tower
Tower shapesquare tower with solar panel and light
Markings / patternwhite tower
Tower height3 m (10 ft)
Focal height14 m (46 ft)
Current lensLED lantern
Light sourcesolar power
Intensity71 candela
Range5 nmi (9.3 km; 5.8 mi)
CharacteristicRed flash every 3 seconds
ARLHS numberENG 223
Managing agentTrinity House[1]

Hilbre Island Lighthouse is located on Hilbre Island acting as a port landmark for the Hilbre swash in the River Dee estuary. It was established in 1927 by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board Authority, now the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, but has been operated by Trinity House since 1973. It was converted from acetylene gas to solar-power operation in 1995. [2]

The lighthouse, which is 3 metres (10 ft) tall, has a light that is 14 metres (46 ft) above mean high water and a range of 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi).[3]

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  1. ^ Hilbre Island Lighthouse Trinity House. Retrieved 2 May 2016
  2. ^ "Hilbre Island Lighthouse". Trinity House. Archived from the original on 29 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Trinity House Hilbre Island". www.trinityhouse.co.uk. Corporation of Trinity House. 2014. Archived from the original on 29 July 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2014.

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