The Gantocks

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Gantocks Rocks
Seal and light beacon on the Gantock Rocks off Dunoon - - 421263.jpg
The Gantocks and Navigation Beacon.
LocationFirth of Clyde, Scotland.
Coordinates55°56′27″N 4°55′04″W / 55.940816°N 4.9177772°W / 55.940816; -4.9177772Coordinates: 55°56′27″N 4°55′04″W / 55.940816°N 4.9177772°W / 55.940816; -4.9177772 National grid reference NS 17869 75820
Year first constructedc1886
Tower height44ft
Range6 miles
Fog signalNo

The Gantocks is a small group of rocks, lying off Dunoon in the upper Firth of Clyde, West of Scotland.

A navigation beacon was constructed on the rocks circa 1886. The beacon is 44 feet in height.[1][2]

The MV Akka was lost, after running onto the Gantocks on 9 April 1956.[3] The PS Waverley ran aground on the rocks on 15 July 1977, with 715 passengers on board.[4][5]

The Gantocks Beacon was repainted and maintenance was carried out during 2018. [6]



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