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Name: Buchan Ness Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Boddam, , United Kingdom

Location: East coast of Scotland, north of Aberdeen.

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Photo: Northern Lighthouse Board

Managing Organization:
Northern Lighthouse Board


Tower Height: 115

Height of Focal Plane: 131

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 5 seconds, visible for 28 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, conical tower with two red horizontal bands.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1827

Date Present Tower Built: 1827

Date Automated: 1988

Fog Signal: Discontinued 2000 (was three blasts of three seconds every 90 seconds)

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.


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