Northern Lighthouse Board
Engineers Thomas and David Stevenson designed this lighthouse. The lighthouse's name is said to mean "the black one of death." The spelling "Dhuheartach" was changed in 1964 to Dubh Artach. Keepers' houses and a signal tower from this station are located at Erraid at on the Isle of Mull; that site is managed by the Findhorn Foundation.
Tower Height: 125
Height of Focal Plane: 144
Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 30 seconds, visible for 20 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Conical, gray granite tower with central red horizontal band.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1872
Date Present Tower Built: 1872
Date Automated: 1971
Fog Signal: Discontinued (was one blast every 45 seconds).
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
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