|Location||Point Robert, Sark
|Year first constructed||1913|
|Tower shape||octagonal tower|
|Markings / pattern||white tower and keeper's house|
|Height||16 m (52 ft)|
|Focal height||65 m (213 ft)|
|Current lens||2nd order catadioptric|
|Range||20 nmi (37 km; 23 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl W 15s.|
|Fog signal||2 blasts every 30 seconds (range 2 nmi (3.7 km; 2.3 mi))|
Sark Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located on the side of cliffs at Point Robert, at the north east of Sark, and guides vessels passing through the Channel Islands away from Blanchard Rock, which lies several miles to the east. It was constructed by Trinity House in 1913 and comprises a white, octagonal tower rising from flat-roofed service rooms and cottages, all built of stone. Access is provided by steps down from the top of the cliff, but the lighthouse was automated in 1994 and is now remotely monitored from the Trinity House operations centre in Harwich, Essex.
Sark was a desirable place for lighthouse keepers to be posted. As it was considered a 'rock station', pay for serving there was good but it was not as remote as other lighthouses of that class. It might have been the only rock station where the keepers could go to the pub when not working.
Gallery of images
- Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Guernsey". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
- "Sark Lighthouse". Trinity House.
- Guy, Jan; Daly, Sue (2011). Sark Strolls: Eleven Walks Around the Beautiful Island of Sark. Small Island Publishing. pp. 15–16. ISBN 978-0-9567396-1-2.
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