The Lower Lighthouse
In Fleetwood, the last of my short series of pictures from that coastal town. Seen here with on of it's regular occupants and his can of beer.
This lighthouse was designed in 1840 by the architect Sir Decimus Burton, who was also rsponsible for much of early Fleetwood. The lighthouse is located on the seafront and the light could be seen from around 9 miles away.
Fleetwood is unique amongst towns in the United Kingdom as it was the only town that had three lighthouses. The Wyre light out in the bay, the Lower lighthouse and the upper, or Pharos lighthouse in the town. When approaching seafarers had the lights of the upper and lower light lined up correctly they knew they were in the right channel for the docks.
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