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Plover Scar Light

 

Standing at the mouth of the River Lune in Lancashire  Plover Scar Lighthouse was built more than 150 years ago and is still functioning, although the ‘back light of two’ was demolished when the lighthouse was automated. It marks the channel of the Lune, but imagine before it was built, there were over 100 merchant ships registered at Lancaster, this must have been a very busy shipping lane. Now only a few boats heading in towards Glasson Dock make use of the channel.

 

On a grey misty day the hills of Cumbria can just be made out in the background.

 

Plover Scar Light

 

Standing at the mouth of the River Lune in Lancashire  Plover Scar Lighthouse was built more than 150 years ago and is still functioning, although the ‘back light of two’ was demolished when the lighthouse was automated. It marks the channel of the Lune, but imagine before it was built, there were over 100 merchant ships registered at Lancaster, this must have been a very busy shipping lane. Now only a few boats heading in towards Glasson Dock make use of the channel.

 

On a grey misty day the hills of Cumbria can just be made out in the background.

 

comments (9)

What a great structure
Les Auld: One that lasted John, thanks for the comment.
beautiful, Les!
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Charles, appreciate it.
Battered by 150 years of weather but unbowed
Les Auld: It is indeed Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Dec 2010, 07:44
Blimey: this thing looks almost derelict but full of character
Les Auld: Full of character but a bit small Chris, thanks for the comment.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Dec 2010, 10:23
Nice and bleak Les - it is hard to imagine 100 ships in this silted up channel!
Les Auld: Those were the days though Mike, thanks for the comment.
Oh how beautiful!! I like the lighthouse being out of center!!
Les Auld: First rule of composition - put it on a third - but one you can always ignore if you want to. Thanks for the comment Marion.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 30 Dec 2010, 11:20
A devilishly good photograph Les.
Les Auld: Thanks you Chad.
It's certainly stood up to all sorts of weather looking at the condition of it Les but it still stands, says something about the builders.
Les Auld: It does indeed Brian, thanks for the comment.
this structure against Time and elements together !! a long, marvellous fight !!
Les Auld: It has lasted quite well, thanks for the comment.

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