Point Of Ayre, Isle Of Man, England by Vincent Spratling

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The Point of Ayre is the Island’s most northerly tip and when you stand here you are closer to Scotland (14 miles) than you are to Douglas. Most of the Island’s northern plain is made up from sand and gravel that was deposited here during and after the last Ice Age.

The remarkable thing about the Point is that it is moving. When the Lighthouse was constructed in 1818 it was much nearer to the sea than it is now. The lighthouse was built by the Northern Lighthouse Board’s chief engineer, Robert Stevenson, and its construction was a major engineering challenge on the Isle of Man of 1818. Details
Year Established
1818
Engineer
Robert Stevenson
Position
Latitude 54°24.959'N
Longitude 004°22.111'W
Character
Flashing (4) White every 20 seconds
Elevation
32 metres
Range
19 nautical miles
Structure
White tower with 2 red bands, 30 metres in height. There are 124 steps to top of tower.


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