Wednesday, 26 August 2015

South Foreland Lighthouse

This was the first lighthouse in the World to use electric light it was used to guide shipping through the Dover Straits. It is now a National Trust property, you can visit the top of the tower and the light. 

Below is the second South Foreland Lighthouse, it was built at the same time as the main light further up the cliff. It’s job was to give a bearing by lining up the two lights for navigators to avoid the sand bank close to the approach to Dover. However  this proved to become unreliable soon after the light was commissioned due to the shifting nature of the sands & the light was switched off.

© Lionel Callow 2015