Steve Cansfield

Steve Cansfield

Posted on 12/10/2013

Photo taken on October 30, 2011

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Spurn Lighthouse (x2)

Spurn Lighthouse (x2)
There have been lighthouses on Spurn since 1427 because of the dangerous currents and sandbanks that lie beneath the River Humber's surface.
There have been pairs of Lighthouses since 1674 and at least eight have been swept away in storms. They were built in twos (called high and low lights) to help sailors navigate in the Humber estuary.
In 1852 the last, and still standing, low light was built. However when the present lighthouse was built the low light was no longer needed as three additional lamps were placed in the body of the lighthouse instead. It has since been used as an explosive store and a water tower. Now it stands deserted.

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Peter Mackey
Peter Mackey
Very good Steve and I figured out how to like it.
4 years ago.
Steve Cansfield has replied to Peter Mackey
I see your fitting in here nicely :)
4 years ago.
Bruce Oakley
Bruce Oakley
What an interesting location and history lesson. Great looking image.
4 years ago.