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
Merseyside
Location Hilbre Island
Hoylake
Wirral
England
Coordinates 53°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 constructed 1927
Automated yes
Foundation concrete base
Construction steel tower
Tower shape square tower with solar panel and light
Markings / pattern white tower
Height 3 m (10 ft)
Focal height 14 m (46 ft)
Current lens LED lantern
Light source solar power
Intensity 71 candela
Range 5 nmi (9.3 km; 5.8 mi)
Characteristic Red flash every 3 seconds
ARLHS number ENG 223
Managing agent Trinity 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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