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Another view from Portland in Dorset. The lighthouse is built on a narrow promontary on the southernmost point of Dorset.
This is a very dangerous coastline and some means for warning shipping was needed. The Romans used bonfires and in the 1700's two lighthouses were built on the site. But the lighthouse we see today was opened in 1906. It is 135 feet tall with four flashes of light every 20 seconds. It had a range of 25 nautical miles. In 2019 the optic was replaced with LED lanterns and its range is 18 nautical miles.
There is a visitor centre but at the moment the lighthouse is closed to visitors.

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  • Copyright: David Dunnett (dedee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 90 W: 0 N: 605] (2338)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-00-00
  • Exposición: 1/21 segundos
  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2021-07-18 7:48
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