Strathy Point Lighthouse

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Strathy Point Lighthouse
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Strathy Point Lighthouse in July 2007
Strathy Point Lighthouse is located in Sutherland
Strathy Point Lighthouse
LocationStrathy Point
United Kingdom
Coordinates58°35′56″N 4°01′07″W / 58.598752°N 4.018545°W / 58.598752; -4.018545
Year first constructed1958
Constructionmasonry tower
Tower shapequadrangular tower on the top of the keeper’s house
Markings / patternwhite tower, black lantern, ochre trim
Tower height14 metres (46 ft)
Focal height45 metres (148 ft)
Range26 nautical miles (48 km; 30 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 20s.
Admiralty numberA3590
NGA number3048
ARLHS numberSCO-227
Managing agentprivate[1][2]

Strathy Point Lighthouse is a remote lighthouse that is located on the north coast of Sutherland, Scotland, and is situated on the coast close to the village of Strathy. Strathy Point was the first lighthouse in Scotland, specifically built to be electrically operated. It was initially planned in 1953 and was completed by 1958. The lighting device itself is a two panel device with a focal length of 250mm with a 250watt light bulb, that gives a range of almost 26 miles. The lighthouse was originally fitted with a fog horn, which is no longer used.[2]

The Station was fully automated in 1997 and is now telemetered from the Northern Lighthouse Board Headquarters in Edinburgh.[2]

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  1. ^ Strathy Point The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 17 May 2016
  2. ^ a b c "Strathy Point". Northern Lighthouse Board. Northern Lighthouse Board. Retrieved 30 March 2018.

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