Brittany's Lighthouses in FS2004

Le Kéréon, Ar-Men, le Stiff, la Jument, le Nividic, le Créac'h, le Four, la Vieille et sa compagne la tourelle de la Plate and the Cross Corsen radar tower at Ouessant. All these lighthouses recreated for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004. Check final credits for details or my blog site http://20-100-video.blogspot.com


Northern Lighthouses

Film of my trip today to the Lighthouses of the most Northern and Northeasterly points of the mainland UK:

Dunnet Head, Nr Thurso, Duncansby Head Nr John O Groats with views of Muckle Skerry ( Pentland Skerries) and Stroma Island Lighthouses.

The NLB was formed in 1786 as the Commissioners of Northern Light Houses by Act of Parliament, to oversee the construction and operation of four Scottish lighthouses; Kinnaird Head, North Ronaldsay, Scalpay and Mull of Kintyre. The Commissioners' most famous engineer was Robert Stevenson, whose sons David, Alan, and Thomas followed their father into the profession. The Stevenson dynasty built the majority of the Northern lights, in some exceptionally challenging locations. Their lights were some of the engineering masterpieces of their time, notably those at Bell Rock, Skerryvore and Muckle Flugga.
Between 1876 and 2005 the NLB also maintained foghorns at a number of locations. The last (at Skerryvore) was sounded for the last time on 4 October 2005.

The Light Of Life

The Light Of Life, another work featuring lighthouses to convey that Jesus is our Life Light. He will guide us with His unfailing love and grant us eternal life in Him.

music: Anywhere is by Enya, The Memory Of Trees CD by Reprise

And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
Genesis 1:3

God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness.
Genesis 1:4

God called the light "day," and the darkness He called "night."
Genesis 1:5

Jesus said: i have come into the world as a light,
So that no one who believes in Me should stay in darkness.
John 12:46

When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said,
I Am The Light Of The World,
Whoever Follows Me,
Will Never Walk In Darkness,
But Will Have The...
Light Of Life
John 8:12

Your sun will never set again,
And your moon will wane no more,
The LORD will be your everlasting light,
And your days of sorrow will end.
Isaiah 60:20

For You have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling,
That I may walk before God in The Light Of Life
Psalm 56:13


Split Rock Lighthouse

Coordinates WGS-84 (GPS) 47.20005°N -91.3669°E

Split Rock Lighthouse is a lighthouse located just south of Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA on the North Shore of Lake Superior. The structure was designed by lighthouse engineer Ralph Russell Tinkham and was completed in 1910 by the United States Lighthouse Service at a cost of $75,000, including the buildings and the land. It is built on a 130-foot (40 m) sheer cliff of anorthosite.
The lighthouse was first lit on July 31, 1910. It was built in response to the loss of ships during the famous Mataafa Storm of 1905, in which 29 ships were lost on Lake Superior. One of these shipwrecks, the Madeira, is located just north of the lighthouse. Compare, Great Lakes Storm of 1913. The tower of the lighthouse is hexagonal and constructed of brick, reinforced with a steel skeleton. It is topped with a steel lantern. The lighthouse features a large third order, bi-valve type Fresnel lens (pronounced [freɪ'nel]) manufactured by Barbier, Bernard and Turenne Company in Paris, France. The lens floats on a bearing surface of liquid mercury.
Originally, the lens was rotated by an elaborate clockwork mechanism that was powered by counterweights running down the center of the tower. When completed, the lighthouse was lighted with an incandescent oil vapor lamp that burned kerosene. In 1940, the station was electrified and the lamp was replaced with a 1000 watt electric bulb.
Split Rock LighthouseSplit Rock Lighthouse was built in 1910 in Two Harbors, Minnesota on Lake Superior. It was accessible only by water until 1924 when the North Shore highway was built. The lighthouse closed in 1969, but has been meticulously restored to its pre-1924 appearance and is currently a popular tourist attraction.
Stamp Information
This stamp was issued by the United States Postal Service on June 17, 1995 as part of the Great Lakes Lighthouses Issue series.
Split Rock was also outfitted with a fog signal housed in a building next to the light tower. The original signal was a pair of steam sirens driven by two Franklin 30 hp (22 kW) gasoline-driven air compressors manufactured by Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company. In 1932 the gasoline engines were replaced with diesel engines. The steam sirens were replaced with a Type F-2-T diaphone (be-you) type signal in 1936. When the station was electrified four years later, the fog signal began to be powered by electricity. The fog signal was discontinued in 1961. The light was retired in 1969 by the U. S. Coast Guard. The lighthouse is now part of the Split Rock Lighthouse State Park and is operated by the Minnesota Historical Society. The site includes the original tower and lens, the fog signal building, the oil house, and the three keepers' houses. It is restored to appear as it did in the late 1920s. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969. Notwithstanding that the light has been retired, every November 10 the lighthouse emits a light in memory of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald which sank on that date in 1975. Split Rock Lighthouse was one of five lighthouses chosen for the "Lighthouses of the Great Lakes" series postage stamp designed by Howard Koslow in 1995. There was one lighthouse chosen on each of the Great Lakes. The five lighthouses are Split Rock Light on Lake Superior, St Joseph Light on Lake Michigan, Spectacle Reef Light on Lake Huron, Marblehead Light (Ohio) on Lake Erie and Thirty Mile Point Light on Lake Ontario.

Spiral stairs leading to the lantern
deck at Split Rock lighthouse

Copyright photograph by Terry Pepper,
September 1999

Minnesota Historical Society - Split Rock
3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd.
Two Harbors, MN 55616
(218) 226-6372


Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz

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Point Santa Cruz Lighthouse

The current working brick lighthouse was erected as a memorial to Mark Abbott, a surfer who drowned nearby in 1965. The lighthouse was built by his parents in 1967, and houses a surfing museum. The lantern room is from the 1903 Oakland Harbor Lighthouse.

The original lighthouse was erected on Point Santa Cruz in 1869. In 1878, the lighthouse was moved inland about 300 feet due to gradual erosion of caves underneath the point. During the 1940's the lighthouse was replaced by an automated wooden tower and the original structure was razed for salvage.

Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Photographer: Ron Karpel
Email: ronny@karpel.org
Phone: 415-987-5109
Date: December 7, 2003
ID: 20040229_02


From East to West; New Brighton, The Wirral

After spending a evening's photography with Pixelda on the east coast it was back to solo photography on the west coast.

There was a Kite Festival on Saturday at New Brighton, so we went with the in-laws to The Wirral to see what was going on.

A throughly enjoyable afternoon made all the better for finding this lighthouse.


Originally uploaded by etum.

Scarborough Lighthouse

There are references of doubtful authenticity as to the erection of a lighthouse in Scarborough somewhere between 1801 and 1804, a small flat-topped building lit by a brazier atop, but the more reliable indicators are that the first (and present) lighthouse, designed by a surveyor by the name of Nixon, was built on Vincents Pier,
adjoining the Harbour and South Beach in 1806. There are no surviving plans or drawings but the building was of brick construction with a flat top and surrounded by railings.
As this generally matches the description attributed at the start of this paragraph one can only think that those early reports were in error as to the year.

Originally the light emanating from the building at night-time was provided by a coal brazier, later to be re-placed by some six tallow candles, hardly likely to provide a beacon of safety, succour and comfort to fog-bound mariners and within a few years the six-candle power light was boosted by the addition of a copper reflector behind the candles.

Subsequently facilities were improved with the erection of an adjoining residence for the harbourmaster.

Improvements were made to the lighthouse itself when the roof was leaded and the flag-floor replaced with boarding but, more significantly, some window frames were removed from the lantern-room window, giving a greater area of clear glass and thus improving light emission.

The Lens

The Lens
Originally uploaded by Steve Oliver.
The Lizard Lighthouse, on Lizard Point in Cornwall, United Kingdom, was built in 1619, but the inability to collect dues from passing ships forced its closure in 1623. In 1762, Trinity House built a two-tower, coal-fired station, which it leased for 61 years to a Thomas Fonnerau. The coal fires were replaced by Argand oil lights in 1812, and they in turn replaced in 1878 by generator-powered electricity.
In 1903, the two tower system was stopped, and a single flashing light used. This has a white flash every 3 seconds and a range of 25 miles. The fog horn gives 2 blasts every 60 second

Coordinates: 49°57′58″N 5°12′07″W

Newborough, Angelsey, Wales

by Fin Wright


Godrevy Lighthouse, Cornwall

Godrevy Lighthouse was built in 1859 and celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. The white octagonal tower used to be staffed by three men at a time, but the light was automated in 1934.

Godrevy lighthouse is said to have inspired Virginia Woolf to write her novel 'To the Lighthouse'.

Coordinates: 50.23828°N 5.39373°W

Godrevy Lighthouse was built in 1858–1859. The Stones reef had always been a hazard to shipping and a lighthouse had been considered many times prior to 1858 but nothing came of plans until the SS Nile was wrecked in 1854 with the loss of all on board.
The lighthouse is a white octagonal tower, 86 feet (26 m) high and made of rubble-stone and mortar. The original light was a revolving white one, with a fixed red light below the main light, which could be seen over a 45-degree arc when a ship was in danger of the reef. This was later replaced by a red sector on the main light itself.
Originally, the light was manned by three men at a time, but in 1934 the lighthouse was automated. The light flashes white/red every 10 seconds, with the red sector only being visible in the arc of danger from the reef. The range of the light is around 12 miles.
The lighthouse is said to have inspired Virginia Woolf to write To the Lighthouse - though in the book, she locates the lighthouse elsewhere.


Phare de la Coubre - La Palmyre - Charentes Maritimes - France

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The flagship of Coubre is a section of tower 64 meters high. It illuminates and secures access to the estuary of the Gironde by Great from the West, by facilitating the circumvention of sectors Coubre the bench and the bench of the poor, on which lie many wrecks.
In many sinister reputation, the chassis of the Poor, located off the Wild Coast, is strongly advised to boating because of the presence of varying elevations above the river and zero wrecks of waves of strong eddies and currents contraires2. In transit from the estuary to the north, it is best to avoid these areas off the North Matelier.

The Lighthouse keeper

Short animated film by production QQ studio and CINDY films. Direction by Josef Prokop

Lighthouse - Responsibility Project

LighthouseWatch Film


A lighthouse keeper’s darkest hour turns out to be anything but.

Directed by Charlie Short & Ming Hsiung.


Directed by Charlie Short

Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site

Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site is a 19th-century coastal artillery fort on the Colwood, British Columbia side of Esquimalt harbour, (Greater Victoria/Victoria BC Metropolitan Area). The site is adjacent to Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site, the first lighthouse on the west coast of Canada. Both the fort and lighthouse are managed and presented to the public by Parks Canada, and are open every day (except Christmas Day).

Rodd Hill was named for John Rashleigh Rodd, 1st Lieutenant on the HMS Fisgard (Capt. John A. Dunze. Rodd was later promoted to rear admiral in 1877; vice admiral in 1884, and admiral in 1888.

Gateway to the Pacific

Gateway to the Pacific
Originally uploaded by zedzap.


Tribute -The Last Great Lighthouse Keeper

Lemuel Moreau Light Keeper Western Head Lighthouse keeper and Medway Head. Celebrating his Birthday on Saturday November 15, 2008 he will be 84 years old. This is a tribute to the many things he saw during his years as a lighthouse keeper. The Last Great Lighthouse Keeper of the South Shore.
The Writer (Chris Mills) met Western Head Lighthouse keeper Lemuel Moreau
And he took us to into the big, rambling foghorn building, Lemuel had the whole place painted up room the white ceilings, to the high-gloss,
Battleships gray floors. He explained hoe he reported the weather, and
logged the Coast Guard helicopters trips to his lighthouse for fuel.
Everything was immaculate and in its place - even the wrenches had hooks
And little outlines drawn on the wall so you'd know where they belonged. On
that day, Lemuel symbolized for me pride and attention to detail that marked
His profession, even after most of his duties had been taken away by
Automated equipment.
By 1988, even though Lemuel was still on the station, the whole kit and
kaboodle was monitored from afar. If he wanted to get into the tower, he had
to call the keepers at Cape Forchu to disable the intrusion alarm. He didn't
even have to climb the lighthouse tower to clean the lantern windows or
squeeze a little oil into the lights rotating mechanism.
Lemuel told me at the time, "I don't know what its working like now. I
haven't been up there." and he trailed off, trying to remember just when he
had been up to his lighthouse.
Today, the light is still there, lens-turning 24-7. All that's left of the
old foghorn building is a concrete pad, with no trace of the high-gloss
paint. The fog detector, the back up engines, the radios, everything is now
stuffed into the lighthouse, which stands as the only reminder that this is
indeed a light station.
No Lemuel and Geraldine Moreau, welcoming a visitor in for a cup of
coffee on a cold day. No more stories of storms, visitors, and Coast Guard
Today, I stop just past the DGPS Towers. There, among the stunted spruce
and alders, is a rotten section of picked fence. It is the only other
reminder here that Western head was once a busy, proud, and painted-up
light station.
It is with sadness that we note the passing of Geraldine Moreau, on May 13,
2003. Geraldine and her husband Lemuel kept the light at Western Head until 1989, when the Coast Guard de-staffed the station. The writer for her cheerful hospitality and kindness remembers Geraldine during my visits to Western Head in the late 1980's. (Ed
He was last LightKeeper on South Shore!

The Last Lighthouse Keeper


Originally uploaded by Steve Oliver.
An interesting shot of the light on Strumble Head. Well, I like it anyway...

Strumble Head Lighthouse stands on Ynys Meicl (meaning St. Michael's Island), a rocky island at the northwest corner of Pencaer, five miles west of the town of Fishguard, in northern Pembrokeshire, Wales.
It was erected in 1908 to improve the safety of sea traffic, warning of rocky coast and strong currents that had claimed at least 60 ships in the 19th century alone and serving as a navigational aid.
Although Ynys Meicl is connected to the mainland via a narrow bridge, building on the island presented many difficulties usually associated with building lighthouses on more remote islands.
The light mechanism which enabled the light to flash four times every 15 seconds was originally clockwork and required winding every 12 hours. The lighthouse was electrified in 1965 and fully automated (unstaffed) in 1980.
Those familiar with transatlantic aviation may recognise the name from Strumble VOR.


Inspirational downloaded image of the Fastnet Light (Eire) at racetime about 2004

Roche's Point

Roche's Point , Co. Cork, Ireland

The photo above shows the STV Asgard II passing Roche's Point. The site was established in 1817 at the entrance to Cork Harbor, with a smal tower that was taken down and rebuilt at Duncannon, Waterford Harbour.

The present 15 meter tower was built in 1835, and is a familiar site to Swansea-Cork ferry passengers and Cobh and Crosshaven yachtsmen. Roche's Point Light stands 30 meters above the sea. from lighthousegetaway.com


Lighthouse Keeper

The enigmatic Tony Horrigan caught on Tallows beach as he ponders upon the spiritual virtues of the Noble Quest as symbolised by the life of a Lighthouse Keeper! Deep...

Lighthouses and waves during VERY stormy weather

by Jean-René Keruzaoré


FARO º Ilha do Mel-PR (Brasil), 2008
Originally uploaded by Я £ - Leonardo Régnier.


Emine - Lighthouse

Emine - Lighthouse
Originally uploaded by kirilart.
Cape Emine (Bulgarian: Нос Емине) is a headland at the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. It is located 49 miles south of Varna, 34 miles north of Burgas and 9 miles south of Obzor. It forms the tip of Stara Planina. Cape Emine is said to be Bulgaria's stormiest cape.
In the Middle Ages, there was a fortress called Emona on Cape Emine. Its name was derived from Aemon, the ancient name for Stara Planina. Nowadays, only some ruins of the fortress are left. There are also remnants of a monastery and a lighthouse. The village of Emona is located nearby.


"Old photo revisited"

"This shot, is one of my faves, I have processed it several times, as it actually was, in Mono, and now this version. it's the Lightnouse at New Brighton in the UK. It is one of those old fashioned seaside towns, that does excellent chips, and candy floss, while you do battle with the sea gulls to keep your food. The main attraction for me was the Lighthouse though, and the long promenade. Also. watching the kids trying to catch things like crabs.

Really like the the vintage feel to the image, old postcard feel.

Love Suzi x"
New Brighton Lighthouse was originally known as Perch Rock Lighthouse, and construction began in 1827. Since 1 October 1973 it has not been in use as a lighthouse, having been superseded by modern navigational technology.

Emmanuel Correia

by Emmanuel Correia


360° HDR Pano - Parco del Cardeto Ancona






Vecchio Faro

41° 44' 39.17" N 12° 13' 22.79" E


To the lighthouse

To the lighthouse
Originally uploaded by cattycamehome.
To the lighthouse

Come up to my lighthouse for I have something I wish to say
It can wait for a moment; well in fact
it can wait all day
I just wanted to bring you up here so you could have the chance to see
the beauty of this situation that
you could share with me

It may seem strange
to talk of love and then lighthouses
It's not strange
to me
All alone
you and I in our high tower
That's the way
to be

Some laugh at my lighthouse they say it's just an ivory tower
But I don't mind because I know
their envy grows by the hour
See I have a purpose up here to guide the ships upon their way
All this is mine; it could be yours too
what do you say?

My Lighthouse - Pulp

File:Chalk Tower Flamborough Head 058031.jpg
The 17th century Beacon Tower looks to the casual onlooker like an original lighthouse structure and indeed some claim that that is what it was, built in 1673 with the permission of Charles II, who also gave permission for the collection of dues from passing ships. More credibly it is thought to be simply a beacon tower, the iron grill at the top being for bushes and wood to burn as warning at times of wartime invasion. 
What is believed to be the original lighthouse was built in 1806 by a local customs officer to warn of the dangers of the rocky coast, some 174 ships having foundered off the coast in the previous 36 years. The present lighthouse, a towering 92’ high and with over 3.5 million candle power is visible from the sea for some 21 miles.

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