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Name: MacArthur's Head Light   Map it!

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Also known as: McArthur's Head Light

Nearest Town or City:
Ardtalla, , United Kingdom

Location: SE coast of Isle of Islay, SW entrance to Sound of Islay, off west coast of Scotland.

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Photo: Tony Denton
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Managing Organization:
Northern Lighthouse Board


Tower Height: 42

Height of Focal Plane: 128

Characteristic and Range: Two flashes every 10 seconds with red and white sectors.

Description of Tower: White, conical masonry tower with black lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1861

Date Present Tower Built: 1861

Date Automated: 1969

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

The lighthouse is accessible via a walking trail from Ardtalla, a 10 mile (16 km) round trip.

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Keepers: Thomas Douglas (1917-1919)


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