A couple of
my friends are lighthouse enthusiasts and there are plenty to see around the
Isle of Lewis.
The light at
Arnish is passed as boats enter Stornoway harbour.It was built in 1853.Thomas Stevenson used the light to test his
latest invention – an ‘apparent light’.This involved using a buoy with prisms to reflect the light so that
ships saw not only the Arnish light but also the light reflected off the
lighthouse was approved in 1879 – as much to keep an eye out for illegal
fishing as to safeguard vessels from the rocks.It was designed by the Stevenson brothers and became operational in 1900.It is now automatic and the rest of its
buildings have been converted to a kennels and cattery.
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