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Name: Longstone Light  

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Also known as: Outer Farne Lighthouse

Nearest Town or City:
Bamburgh, , United Kingdom

Location: Longstone Rock, one of the Outer Staple Islands, northeast coast of England.

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Photo: Steven Winter
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Managing Organization:
Trinity House


In 1838 the vessel Forfarshire was wrecked near here, and Keeper William Darling and his daughter Grace rowed out and rescued nine survivors. This action made Grace Darling famous.

Tower Height: 85

Height of Focal Plane: 75

Characteristic and Range: Alternating white and red flash every 10 seconds.

Description of Tower: Conical stone tower, red with central white horizontal band.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1826

Date Present Tower Built: 1826

Date Automated: 1990

Optics: Small third order catadioptric twin spectacle lens.

Fog Signal: Two blasts every 60 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

Golden Gate Boat Trips runs tours from Seahouses Harbour to the Farne Islands and the lighthouse; call 01665 720825 or see for information.

Keepers: William Darling (c. 1838)


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