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 www.lighthouse-visits.co.uk/VCLongstone.htm for information.
Keepers: William Darling (c. 1838)