Pendeen Lighthouse, Cornwall

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The off shore reefs, Pendeen, Cornwall the on shore lighthouse

Designed by Trinity House and built in 1900 by Arthur Carkeek of Redruth. Built of rubble stone, with a cement facing.

The original lens apparatus is still used, weighs 2.5 tons, and floats on a mercury bed. The light source ahs changed though, from the concentric oil fired wicks to mains electricity in 1926. There is a stand by generator on site in case of mains failure.

The present light has a range of 28 miles, with 4 flashes every 15 seconds. There is also a fog signal with a blast every 20 seconds

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