Metal Man (beacon)
|Location||County Sligo, Ireland|
|Focal height||3 m (9.8 ft)|
|Range||7 nmi (13 km; 8.1 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl(3) W 6.1s|
It was placed on Perch Rock in 1821. It was originally made for the Blackrock Beacon, but Sligo merchants suggested it be placed on Perch Rock. It has an identical twin beacon the Metal Man, Tramore, County Waterford. From 16 October 1908, an acetylene light was placed beside him. In 1934, it changed from a single Red flash every 3 seconds to a Double Red Flash every 5 seconds. From 2003, it was converted from gas to solar power and only illuminates at night.
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