Toward Point is the southern extremity of the Cowal Peninsula, near the village of Toward and six miles south of Dunoon, Argyll and Bute, Scotland. There has been a lighthouse here since 1812. The location is the south-west extreme point of the Highland Boundary Fault as it crosses the Scottish mainland.
Toward Point Lighthouse and Foghorn Building
|Year first lit||1812|
|Construction||White circular tower|
|Range||22 nautical miles|
|Characteristic||Fl. W 10sec|
Toward Point Lighthouse was completed in 1812. It was built by Robert Stevenson (1772–1850) for the Cumbrae Lighthouse Trust. Two lighthouse keepers' houses were added in the later 1800s. A white building on the foreshore housed the foghorn mechanism, originally a steam engine and then diesel engines. The foghorn was taken out of operation in the 1990s. Today the buildings are a private home and not open to the public.
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- "Toward Lighthouse". Photographers Resource. Retrieved 16 January 2011.
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