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Wolf Rock Lighthouse, by John Fraser.

Wolf Rock Lighthouse, by John Fraser.
Wolf Rock Lighthouse.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: BHC1293
Description: The Wolf Rock Lighthouse was built 1862-70. It is situated about eight miles off Land's End in Cornwall and is subjected to some of the worst weather conditions around the British Isles. The original oil-powered light was replaced by a generator powered electric light in 1955. With a range of 23 miles, the signal is one white flash every 15 seconds. There is also a fog signal sounding out every 30 seconds.
Creator: John Fraser (1858-1927)
Date: Unknown
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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