WGS-84 (GPS) 56° 27.4’N 05° 36.4’W
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Eilean Musdile is a ten-acre islet at the extreme Southern tip of Lismore island in The Firth of Lorne. The UK OS grid reference is NM 778351.
It is owned by The Commissioners for Northern Lights who purchased it in 1830 for £500
In 1833 James Smith built the facility for £4260, using a design by Robert Stevenson. The first Principal Lightkeeper, Robert Selkirk, was a descendant of Alexander Selkirk, Defoe's model for Robinson Crusoe.
After 1910, Musdile and Fidra were the sole remaining catoptric Northern lights.
Musdile was automated in June 1965.